Irvine Doctor Accused Of Over-Prescribing Loses License

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IRVINE (KNX 1070) — A physician, who practices out of Irvine, has lost his medical license as a result of drugs he prescribed prior to a patient’s death.

KNX 1070’s Bob Brill reports that Dr. Dariush Javanshir lost his license for allegedly prescribing over 300 pills of an anti-anxiety drug and more than 700 tablets of another drug nearly a month before the patient died.

Postmortem tests showed a lethal amount of those painkillers in the man’s body, according to a newspaper report.

Javanshir reportedly told the Medical Board of California that the 60-year-old patient had told him he was traveling to Afghanistan.

However, records indicate that the patient admitted to the doctor that he was going to send the drugs to friends and relatives there.

Both scenarios breach medical standards.

In the previous year, Javanshir allegedly prescribed another 2,500 pills, according to the medical board.

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