Alaska High Court Reverses Doctor's License Revocation

Law360, Los Angeles (August 11, 2017, 9:09 PM EDT) -- The Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state medical board was wrong to revoke a doctor's medical license for allegedly negligent drug prescriptions given to a patient who later died, saying the board's decision was not supported by the evidence.

In a unanimous ruling, the state's highest court said the state medical board should not have revoked the license of Dr. David Odom for prescribing a stimulant called phentermine and a thyroid hormone to an obese patient as part of a weight-loss plan and hormone...
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