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Doc suspended for prescribing Valium

Title: Doc suspended for prescribing Valium
Date: Sunday, 5 August 2001
Publisher: The Trentonian
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – A doctor was suspended for a year for improperly prescribing Valium to unlicensed Church of Scientology workers caring for a church member who had suffered a mental breakdown. Dr. David I. Minkoff, 53, of Clearwater, Fla., also a Scientologist, will lose his medical license for a year and will be required to practice under probation for two more years, the Board of Medicine ruled Friday. He was fined $10,000. Lisa McPherson died Dec. 5, 1995, 17 days ... [Read the rest at]