Trial of South Florida doctor accused...

Trial of South Florida doctor accused of illegal prescriptions ...

There are 28 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Mar 11, 2009, titled Trial of South Florida doctor accused of illegal prescriptions .... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Prosecutors and defense lawyers will make their closing arguments today in the trial of a South Florida physician accused of acting as a drug dealer.

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Hunter Thompson Jr

United States

#2 Mar 11, 2009
If someones gonna OD let em' .Sorry don't care ...
JaRomey

Delray Beach, FL

#3 Mar 11, 2009
I always meet my doctor at Starbucks - people get a little upset when they see my naked fat assss. This guy is nothing more than a drug dealer. His actions make it harder for people who need and use the drugs properly to get them or they get cut off because they have been taking them too long. These idiots have good docs running scared b/c the FDA (as if they ever do anything hard) will come gunning for them.
John

Bedford, OH

#4 Mar 11, 2009
Dr. Cooper, Tamarac, Pain Management. Best Dealer in South Florida. Stand Up and Take a Bow Robert.
MerecedesToo

Hamburg, NY

#5 Mar 11, 2009
Throw him in jail and lose the key!!!!!!!!!!
FAMOUS PAIRS

Tampa, FL

#6 Mar 11, 2009
Certain judges are familar to the BENCH AND BAR COMMITTEE as amenable to graft ;;;; BONNIE and CLYDE , BERNARD and RUTH MADOFF , Rudy and Bernie Kerik , SELTZER and SPECHLER , Ken Jenne and John Harkness , KANGAROO HOLLANDER and Mara Ciavarella and Michael Conahan and NIKI HAMAWAY .
Robyn

Deerfield Beach, FL

#7 Mar 11, 2009
Go anywhere from Miami to West Palm and 97% of the pain clinics are the SAME WAY.
As long as you have the office visit fee , 97% of these pain clinic doctors will write for large amounts of strong nartcotics.
there are very few " CARING DOCTORS" that work at these pain centers, especially if they own and operate. They did not start the business to help people they want the huge money addicts will pay for a Dr. that will write for large amounts, even though the doctors know they go right out the door and sell them for street value.
I knoew this because i use to work part time for a Pain clinic and i quit becasue i felt like i was contributing to feeding addicts there drugs.

It is pathtic what these doctors will write and the amounts for someone with a headache. I do not know how these doctors take a oath and then operate these clinics with no concern for the pt's.
they are no better then any drug dealer in the streets.
TADE R

Deerfield Beach, FL

#8 Mar 11, 2009
I hope all the places get closed down, it is sad when addicts can get strong narcotics so easily from a supposed lisenced doctor.
Anyone ever hear of Marshall Taschman, or Norden, or Rabinsky. All should be out of business and in jail in my opipion.

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#9 Mar 11, 2009
What is the deal with So. Florida prosecutors tapping the phone calls of defense attorneys. This drug dealer may walk as a result.
Marcus

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#10 Mar 11, 2009
Pain management clinic equals drug pusher and addict haven.
This is Pathetic

Jupiter, FL

#11 Mar 11, 2009
This doctor is just like all the other drug dealing pain management doctors. They sold their souls for the almighty dollar and they make millions of them. 99% percent of the patients all pay cash! Half these pain clinics dispense Oxycodone right from their offices. Again patients paying cash. They make millions of dollars with no regard for the people they prescribe these drugs to. Any legit Doctor with morals would never prescribe the obscene amount of Oxycodone, Xanax and soma every 28 day cycle these clinic doctors do. The amount they prescibe would kill a horse. Ever see the people waiting in line outside one of these clinics, it looks like a frigging Methadone clinic. Half these addicts arent even from Florida! These Ma and Pa Pharmacies are just as guilty. They are also making millions of dollars peddling death. Florida Pharmacies sell more Oxycodone in a month, then all the rest of the Pharmacies throughout the United States COMBINED!! This needs to be regulated and doctors and pharmacies should be arrest and held accountable for these deaths. These pain clinic doctors are drug dealers with no morals. They can care less about the patients or their families and what they go through. They know they have the patients addicted within the first month. The Drug manufactures have made billions of dollars and have the best attornies money can buy. They dont want this deadly drug regulated. The U.S Goverment needs to grow a set and put their foot down. To all the Law Enforcement be safe and keep fighting the fight!
This is Pathetic

Jupiter, FL

#12 Mar 11, 2009
Buy American or Drop Dead wrote:
What is the deal with So. Florida prosecutors tapping the phone calls of defense attorneys. This drug dealer may walk as a result.
Hey bright light, there is no expectation of privacy!
Crippled Mu Fu

United States

#13 Mar 11, 2009
Y'all all talking PURE SH%T !! I would run you over with my scooter if I could .SOB's
Tony

AOL

#14 Mar 11, 2009
You people, like Robyn, are complete idiots to lump all the pain management doctors together as drug dealers. The overwhelming majority of them are not pill pushers.
I have a very serious back injury which requires constant medication.
After my surgery was unsuccessful my orthopidic surgeon referred me to a pain management physician in Hollywood. He, like many others, would rather not write perscriptions for pills but rather uses the pain patches which have no value on the street. He even requires his patients to take urine tests to be sure they are not using other drugs.
There are dishonest, criminal elements in every profession in the world including physicians, judges, cops and plumbers. To lump all these physicians together as criminals is simply untrue and ridiculous. If you ever find yourself in constant pain you might see this situation a little differently.
someone who knows

Orlando, FL

#15 Mar 11, 2009
Did any of you sit through this trial? Were any of you a patient of Dr. Ali Shaygan? And Ms. Blum, did you accurately write everything you heard today? I sat in that court room... I testified, I was a patient and I worked for Dr. Shaygan. He did not sell patients narcotics and the pain patients were not the sole patients in his clinic. He was not the best with his files, but he spent more time with each of his patients than any other doctor I have ever known. He let the patient speak. How many of your doctors let you do that? let you tell everything thats bothering you and when you are done, Dr. Shaygan explained therapies both natural and scientific. He cared so much for his patients that he sent them emails, took their calls late into the night and helped them get off of pain medication when they were addicted. He also dismissed several patients that were "doctor shopping"... What was not in the trial and not in your report is the expert witnesses on both sides agreed that the deceased could have and probably did overdose on illgal drugs such as cocaine. What was not admissable was the fact the deceased was a drug dealer, later determined but not known to Dr. Shaygan when he saw the patient. Also, several of the witnesses on the prosecutors side have criminal records or are illegal citizens, so they have a very good reason to lie to reduce their sentence or avoid deportation. And one of the doctors who testified for the prosecution saw the deceased's best friend who also died, incredibly not admissable in this case since he was not a patient of Dr. Shaygan. Also, one of the witnesses for the prosecution who says he hates cops is contracted by the DEA. How much do you hate cops if you work for them? And he has a prior record of MURDER. Also not admissable. So while you cast your judgement on one man to lose his his livelyhood and put him behind bars, I ask you this.... how would you feel when you do not get a fair trial, derogatory slurs used during the raid, an obvious motive from the DEA, the prosecutor uses techniques from the 70's that are against the law and under normal circumstances would dismiss a case, expert witnesses deemed that no criminal action occurred, and you spent time, compassion and empathy on patients who had legitimiate illnesses and pains. At what point does a doctor stop believing you and start ignoring you to cover his own ass and avoid being brought down by the DEA and judged by the ignorance of people so far detached?? It is damned if you do and damned if you dont. Dr. Shaygan performed as a physician helping his patients. He did not need the practice to survive and the practice did not make him rich. He is not the typical physician seeing 50, 80, or over 100 patients a day. He averaged 5 patients a day, hardly a drug dealer. This case has made me think twice about the US justice system. They have the financial resources to do anything they want and they did and they were proven to have acted against the law. All of you who have commented and you Ms. Blum should be thankful you are not in Dr. Shaygan's position of injustice and should read more and investigate more before you try to send an innocent man to jail and ruin his and his family's life.
JaRomey

Delray Beach, FL

#16 Mar 12, 2009
You make no sense. I think you have a point. Just say it.
FAMOUS PAIRS wrote:
Certain judges are familar to the BENCH AND BAR COMMITTEE as amenable to graft ;;;; BONNIE and CLYDE , BERNARD and RUTH MADOFF , Rudy and Bernie Kerik , SELTZER and SPECHLER , Ken Jenne and John Harkness , KANGAROO HOLLANDER and Mara Ciavarella and Michael Conahan and NIKI HAMAWAY .
JaRomey

Delray Beach, FL

#17 Mar 12, 2009
Tony is correct. Their are very good pain managment doctors who help people. A-hole like this guy and any number of the clinics that advertise in the New Times make it harder for people who need the meds to get them. So the "victim" was a loser drug addict who prbably would have died on somehting else. It does not excuse this. He also probably wrote multiple prescriptions that could e filled a t different pharmacies.
Tony wrote:
You people, like Robyn, are complete idiots to lump all the pain management doctors together as drug dealers. The overwhelming majority of them are not pill pushers.
I have a very serious back injury which requires constant medication.
After my surgery was unsuccessful my orthopidic surgeon referred me to a pain management physician in Hollywood. He, like many others, would rather not write perscriptions for pills but rather uses the pain patches which have no value on the street. He even requires his patients to take urine tests to be sure they are not using other drugs.
There are dishonest, criminal elements in every profession in the world including physicians, judges, cops and plumbers. To lump all these physicians together as criminals is simply untrue and ridiculous. If you ever find yourself in constant pain you might see this situation a little differently.
susan

Gainesville, GA

#18 Apr 1, 2009
A doctor in west palm beach got my husband addicted to lortab,the year was 1998.I did everything in my power to stop this pill salesman!!I called the DEA,the sheriff's dept.I told my doctor about him.I called Tallahassee.I called the doctor many times he would never speak to me,so I told his office staff to have the doctor stop prescribing pain killers to my husband who was addicted.I was ignored!!It was the worst time of my life,my kids sufferred,I sufferred!!My husband chose to check himself into Hanley Haselton in WPB for rehab!He had been clean for 9 years.But this doctor is still practicing,not in the same location but on the same road in west palm beach just west of his former location.I hope and pray he looses his license!!!He's hurting innocent people!!
goldie

Delray Beach, FL

#19 Apr 8, 2009
Robyn wrote:
Go anywhere from Miami to West Palm and 97% of the pain clinics are the SAME WAY.
As long as you have the office visit fee , 97% of these pain clinic doctors will write for large amounts of strong nartcotics.
there are very few " CARING DOCTORS" that work at these pain centers, especially if they own and operate. They did not start the business to help people they want the huge money addicts will pay for a Dr. that will write for large amounts, even though the doctors know they go right out the door and sell them for street value.
I knoew this because i use to work part time for a Pain clinic and i quit becasue i felt like i was contributing to feeding addicts there drugs.
It is pathtic what these doctors will write and the amounts for someone with a headache. I do not know how these doctors take a oath and then operate these clinics with no concern for the pt's.
they are no better then any drug dealer in the streets.
which ones closer to DB or Boca can one go to get a pain script easily do you know?
Its not all doctors

Delray Beach, FL

#20 May 11, 2009
Most of you are right that a lot of the pain management clinics are in it for the money but there are some that do care about there patients i now i am one of them. these doctors that are closing there eyes and writing what ever meds the patient asks for need to be shut down. doctors should not be paid by the number of patients they see. a real doctor will spend time with there patients and see who is there because there in pain and who is there to fill there monthly supply to sell on the street. for people that are not in chronic pain take the time to look up how many people commit suicide because of the pain there in. I know there are some bad doctors that are giving everyone a bad name but people in chronic pain that have had the operations and injections and nothing else works need good doctors that don't have there hands tied by the goverment

Since: Apr 09

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#21 Jun 3, 2009
TADE R wrote:
I hope all the places get closed down, it is sad when addicts can get strong narcotics so easily from a supposed lisenced doctor.
Anyone ever hear of Marshall Taschman, or Norden, or Rabinsky. All should be out of business and in jail in my opipion.
R TADE have you ever heard of libel and slander. Making comments like this can end up with you going to jail.

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