Oklahoma physician, pharmacist charged with manslaughter after overprescribing patient

Oklahoma AG files suit against doctor and pharmacist following patient’s death

During an interview with the Attorney General’s Office, the doctor admitted that he did not conduct a detailed review to verify the dosage

An Oklahoma City doctor and pharmacist are charged with manslaughter for giving an elderly patient five times the amount of drugs that should have been prescribed, killing him. Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond recently filed second-degree manslaughter charges against Dr. Alexander Frank and pharmacist Justin Lee in federal court. Frank was also accused of negligence by a keeper. Get the latest news of interest by clicking here. Court documents state that Frank and Lee failed to provide adequate care to their patient and that their negligence resulted in the patient’s death. In May 2020, the 75-year-old victim was admitted to Bellevue Health and Rehabilitation Center in Oklahoma City recovering from a fall at home. Court documents say Frank, who was the rehabilitation center’s medical director, approved an incorrect and dangerous dose of methotrexate, a drug used to treat a rare medical condition that can damage muscle tissue. Methotrexate also has strict warnings that it could cause a “serious toxic reaction, which can be fatal.” The victim was only supposed to take 20 milligrams of the drug every seven days. But, according to the attorney general, the doctor wrongly prescribed the patient to take 20 milligrams once a day for seven days. greater than the geriatric recommended daily allowance” and failed to follow the computer generated requirement to “verify this daily allowance” warning before filling the prescription. The warning has been highlighted in red.>> Download the KOCO 5 appAs a result Court documents show that over the course of five days the victims took 100 milligrams of the drug five times the amount they should have taken over the course of a week. On the fifth day, investigators say the patient was found unresponsive. After being put on a ventilator, they died 10 days later. In an interview with the attorney general’s office, Frank admitted he did not conduct a detailed review to verify the dosage. The rehabilitation center did not respond to a request for comment by KOCO 5.Top Oklahoma man’s reaction goes viral after wife unexpectedly gives birth to baby girl after incident Oklahoma City restaurant at center of federal money laundering investigation and scheme Drug Addict On Stage With Guide Dog By His Side 13-Year-Old Oklahoma Boy Makes History As He Crosses Stage As A Graduate

An Oklahoma City doctor and pharmacist are charged with manslaughter for allegedly giving an elderly patient five times the amount of drugs that should have been prescribed, killing him.

Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond recently filed second-degree manslaughter charges against Dr. Alexander Frank and pharmacist Justin Lee in federal court. Frank was also accused of negligence by a keeper.

Get the latest news of interest by clicking here.

Court documents state that Frank and Lee failed to provide adequate care to their patient and that their negligence resulted in the patient’s death.

In May 2020, the 75-year-old victim was admitted to Bellevue Health and Rehabilitation Center in Oklahoma City recovering from a fall at home. Court documents say Frank, who was the rehabilitation center’s medical director, approved an incorrect and dangerous dose of methotrexate, a drug used to treat a rare medical condition that can damage muscle tissue.

Methotrexate also has strict warnings that it could cause a “severe toxic reaction, which can be fatal.”

The victim was only supposed to take 20 milligrams of the drug every seven days. But, according to the attorney general, the doctor wrongly prescribed the patient to take 20 milligrams once a day for seven days.

An investigation found that Lee, a pharmacist at Remedi Senior Care, ignored computer-generated warnings that the “methotrexate dose falls above the geriatric recommended daily allowance” and failed to follow the computer-generated requirement to “verify this daily dose”. warning before filling the prescription. The warning has been highlighted in red.

>> Download the KOCO 5 app

As a result, court documents show that over the course of five days the victims took 100 milligrams of the drug, five times the amount they should have taken over the course of a week.

On day five, the investigators say the patient was found to be unresponsive. After being hooked up to a fan, they died 10 days later.

In an interview with the attorney general’s office, Frank admitted he didn’t conduct a detailed review to verify the dosage.

The rehabilitation center did not respond to KOCO 5’s request for comment.

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