Doctor Accused By Medical Board Of Prescribing Excessive Amounts Of Controlled Drugs
The investigation looked at Dr. Carolyn Joan Rose's treatment of six patients, with the Medical Board of California listing five causes for discipline — gross negligence, repeated negligent acts, excessive prescribing, incompetence and failure to maintain adequate and accurate medical records.
Medical Board Questions Mariposa Doctor’s Opioid Prescribing
The Medical Board of California has accused a Mariposa doctor of repeatedly prescribing excessive amounts of controlled drugs for patients. The board said it began an investigation of Dr. Carolyn Joan Rose after the California Highway Patrol notified the medical board that one of the doctor’s patients had been arrested for driving while impaired. (Anderson, 8/7)
Malfunctions At Shell's Martinez Refinery More Serious Than First Reported
Several malfunctions at Shell's East Bay refinery last month, which led to a health advisory in Martinez and Pacheco, were more dangerous than first acknowledged. In the hours following a flaring incident on July 6, the company initially reported that a fire in a compressor unit at its Martinez facility led to the release of more than 100 pounds of hydrogen sulfide. (Goldberg, 8/8)