The Herald Bulletin

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December 11, 2013

Attorney general subpoenaed local death certificates

Link is local health center

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ANDERSON, Ind. —

“The mechanism by which such records are obtained is through a subpoena,” she said. “The focus of such information gathering by the State is confidential, until and unless formal action is filed in the appropriate venue.”

Reese said there is currently a complaint filed against Dr. Frank Campbell, the former medical director of the Madison County Community Health Center, for allegedly pre-signing blank prescription forms. Campbell is scheduled to address the allegations before the Indiana Medical Licensing Board on Friday.

She said another complaint was filed previously against Mathew Taylor and Reagan Taylor, physician assistants at the Health Center for using pre-signed prescription forms based on advice from the center’s legal counsel. The Taylors voluntarily surrendered their controlled substance privileges in May. The licenses were reinstated in July by the Indiana Board of Pharmacy.

The center provides health care to the uninsured and under-insured in the area.

The Herald Bulletin attempted to reach surviving family members of the 12 people named in the subpoena. In those interviews, The Herald Bulletin found:

u Shannon Blizzard, 23, died Feb. 8, 2010. About a year before her death from a self-induced methadone overdose, Blizzard’s mother, Telisa Bradley, went to the health center and asked doctors to stop prescribing narcotics to Blizzard.

“I told them to red flag it because I didn’t know what else to do,” Bradley said Monday. The health center complied with the request but Blizzard continued abusing drugs, her mother said.

u Thomas House, 40, died on May 8, 2010, from hydrocodone intoxication, His stepmother, Elizabeth House, said he was a patient at the health center and had seen several doctors. More than one of the doctors prescribed pain medication to him. She said House was taking several pain medications at that same time.

She said House was being overprescribed drugs and, because of a learning disability, would take any drugs prescribed by a doctor. House said her stepson told his sister that the drugs were all prescribed by doctors.

“That is what led to his death,” Elizabeth House said.

 

Previous coverage: To read other news accounts of the Madison County Community Health Center, go to www.heraldbulletin.com

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