INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana attorney general's office is seeking the emergency suspension of a northern Indiana doctor's medical license, saying he has been unsafely prescribing pain medication.
The office wants the state Medical Licensing Board to suspend Dr. William Hedrick of Fort Wayne.
Hedrick is founder of the Centers for Pain Relief in Northern Indiana. Officials say numerous patients have died from multiple drug toxicity while in his care and that his prescribing habits aren't medically sound.
According to the company's website, the Centers for Pain Relief has 14 different locations across northern Indiana, including Lagrange. However, WSBT found out Tuesday there is no office in Lagrange. The business was also said to be planning to soon expand to Warsaw.
Hedrick didn't immediately reply to a message seeking comment.
The Medical Licensing Board is to consider the suspension request on Thursday.