Santa Cruz Doctor To Go Before Medical Board Over Opioid Prescription Complaint
Dr. William K. Ebert has been accused of prescribing excessive quantities of painkillers to three patients.
Santa Cruz Sentinel:
Santa Cruz Doctor Accused Of Overprescribing Opioids
The state medical board has been asked to hear an accusation of unprofessional conduct against Dr. William K. Ebert, alleging he prescribed excessive quantities of painkillers to three patients and failed to keep adequate records. The prescribed painkillers included oxycodone and Norco, opioids that U.S. Surgeon General Vivek warns are highly addictive. On his nationwide campaign to fight opioid abuse, Murthy recalled how he was told during his medical training that addiction to opioids is rare, something he's had to unlearn. (Gumz, 7/14)