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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 9, 2019
State officials have suspended the medical licenses of two East Tennessee doctors who conspired to sell opioid painkillers and anxiety medication, The Tennessean reports. Dr. Charles Brooks of Maryville and Dr. Michael Lapaglia of Knoxville both had their licenses suspended by a vote of the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners. According to court documents, Brooks and LaPaglia worked together to sell prescriptions through L & B Healthcare, a company they created last year. Brooks would pre-sign prescription slips and give them to LaPaglia, who was barred from prescribing serious medications due to a drug abuse case in 2014.