Dinesh B. Shah, operating in the town of North East, Md., prescribed for a 47-year-old man methadone and the anti-depressant Xanax, until the man died in his home from narcotics and alcohol, according to a Maryland administrative law judge's findings.
Another of Dr. Shah’s patients overdosed to the point of needing hospitalization, but he continued to prescribe a series of narcotics, including methadone, until she "died of a methadone overdose," according to a consent order from the board, signed by Dr. Shah. His medical license was finally revoked in 2011. He could not be reached for comment
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