Tagged: Kevin O’dwyer

Criminal Case for Physician Set for January

Criminal Case for Physician Set for January

Health CareLegal

The Arkansas State Medical Board is keeping a close eye on the pending federal criminal case of a doctor charged in connection with a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme involving prescription drugs. read more >

Complex Path Led Dr. Benjamin Carlyle into Deep Debt

Complex Path Led Dr. Benjamin Carlyle into Deep Debt

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalCover Story

A Searcy doctor with millions of dollars of debt and a troubled history with state regulators now confronts his latest nightmare: A lender has accused Dr. Benjamin Carlyle of submitting false financial statements to obtain loans. read more >

Specialized Cannabis Clinics Rise to Meet Demand

Specialized Cannabis Clinics Rise to Meet Demand

Health CareLegalCover Story

With medical marijuana expected to boom into a $100 million-a-year business in Arkansas within a year or two, medical clinics specializing in marijuana certifications are cropping up to handle the rush. read more >

Restoring Trust in The Medical Board (Bill Witty Commentary)

Restoring Trust in The Medical Board (Bill Witty Commentary)

OpinionHealth CareLegal

It was 3:20 a.m. on Oct. 13, 2015, when the Boone County deputy knocked on our door. He had come to tell us of our 24-year-old daughter’s death in Hill County, Texas. Jill’s mother and I got dressed, packed a few things and began the drive to Texas. And thus began a four-year journey into the abyss of the opioid epidemic in Arkansas. read more >

Someone’s Son Is Dead (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Someone’s Son Is Dead (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionHealth CareLegalEditor's Note

I’m not a doctor or lawyer, but I am the only journalist who tried to warn the public about Dr. Richard Johns, so I’m hereby granting myself license to pour out my heart in a way that is — as I was reminded by the lawyer for the State Medical Board — “not objective.” read more >