Seattle dentist license suspended for prescription practices

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that Paul F. Genung, a Seattle dentist who practices in downtown Seattle, Washington, has had his license suspended by the Dental Quality Assurance Commission. Genung is accused of prescribing “excessive amounts of narcotics and other drugs to a known substance abuser.”

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The Commission sanctioned Genung in 2006 for “improper prescribing practices” and required him to submit all controlled substances prescriptions and fined him $10,000.

In this latest action, the Commission, which is an arm of the Washington State Department of Health, contends that Genung ignored warnings by several pharmacies about his prescribing practices and employed the patient that he wrote the prescriptions for.

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