Ypsilanti doctor accused of overprescribing opioids; license suspended by state

Dr. Claude Hall accused of overprescribing controlled substances


YPSILANTI, Mich. – An Ypsilanti doctor's medical license has been suspended by the state of Michigan upon allegations of overprescribing controlled substances including opioids. 

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) announced Thursday it has served an order summarily suspending the medical license of Dr. Claude Hall. 

According to LARA, Hall overprescribed "commonly abused and diverted controlled substances."

"Specifically, prescription data from the Michigan Automated Prescription System and further investigation by LARA’s Drug Monitoring Section revealed that Dr. Hall prescribed potentially dangerous combinations of benzodiazepines, opioids, and muscle relaxants to patients. The complaint also alleges that Dr. Hall’s patient records fail to support his prescribing and show little evidence of monitoring patients for abuse and diversion of their medications," a statement from LARA reads. 

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