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Doctor in Lisa McPherson case suspended

Title: Doctor in Lisa McPherson case suspended
Date: Saturday, 4 August 2001
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Thomas C. Tobin
Main source: sptimes.com

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David I. Minkoff loses his license for one year for improperly prescribing drugs for the Scientologist. TALLAHASSEE — Florida's Board of Medicine has sternly sanctioned Clearwater physician David I. Minkoff, finding he improperly prescribed medicine for a patient he had never seen — Scientologist Lisa McPherson. Minkoff, also a Scientologist, prescribed Valium and the muscle relaxant chloral hydrate at the behest of unlicensed Church of Scientology staffers who were trying to nurse McPherson, 36, through a severe mental breakdown. When they ... [Read the rest at sptimes.com]