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Texas Medical Board taking action against local doctor

Posted: 6:55 AM, Jul 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-03 07:55:55-04

A local physician is being cited for inappropriately prescribing controlled substances, as well as failing to keep records for self-treatment.

The Texas Medical Board shared a press release detailing the charges against Dr. Jeffrey Johnson. The release reads, in part:

On June 15, 2018, the Board and Jeffrey Dale Johnson, M.D., entered into an Agreed Order requiring him to within one
year and three attempts pass the Medical Jurisprudence Exam; and within one year complete at least 16 hours of CME,
divided as follows: eight hours in risk management and eight hours in appropriate prescribing of controlled substances.
The Board found Dr. Johnson inappropriately self-prescribed controlled substances in amounts beyond the allowable 72-
hour period of immediate need and failed to maintain medical records for this self-treatment.

Johnson, who is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the Corpus Christi area, must fulfill several legal requirements before being able to practice again.Those include passing a medical law exam within the next year, taking classes on risk management, and learning how to appropriately prescribe controlled substances.

Dr. Johnson was one of 80 physicians disciplined in the TMB June meeting, and one of several cited with improper prescribing.

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This is not the first time Dr. Johnson has gotten into trouble regarding prescription medication. In 2014, Dr. Johnson was taken to court for the wrongful death of 18-year-old Brandon Garcia.

According to Crosley Law Firm,  one of the offices defending Garcia’s family, the young man was discharged from a drug rehab facility five days prior to his death. After returning home, Garcia visited the office of Dr. Johnson, were he was prescribed Xanax and Norco. Brandon and his 15-year-old friend took the drugs, and were found dead the next morning.

A lawsuit was filed against Dr. Johnson and CVS Pharmacy. After eight days of trial and a half a day of deliberations, the jury found no negligence by Johnson.