Drug Charges Dropped Against Doctor From Controversial Hospital Videos
Sharp Grossmont Hospital set up surveillance to determine why sedative drugs were missing from anesthesia carts, but ended up defending itself from privacy concerns after it recorded thousands of surgeries without the patients' knowledge.
Medical Board Drops Drug Charges Against Doctor In Sharp Video Sting
The Medical Board of California has dropped drug theft charges against a physician who appears in controversial surveillance videos that Sharp Grossmont Hospital took in a yearlong effort to nab those taking sedatives from its operating rooms. In a document dated Sept. 15, the board left standing two allegations of unprofessional conduct against Dr. Adam Dorin, who left Sharp in October 2013 for a practice in Palmdale. Those non-drug-related charges allege Dorin sent fraudulent emails to the employer of his girlfriend’s husband, to “gain an advantage in her divorce proceedings.” A hearing on those is scheduled for Oct. 17. Gone are charges that he was seen on camera removing vials of the sedative propofol and other items and placing them in his shirt pocket, and that when he was asked if he took the drugs, he initially denied it. (Clark, 9/19)