Local Psychiatrist Pays $145,000 to Resolve Overprescription Allegations

A local psychiatrist has paid $145,000 to resolve allegations that he overprescribed opioids to his patients over the course of several years, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday. Dr. Prakash Bhatia, who previously owned and operated Progressive Health and Wellness in El Cajon, wrote prescriptions for hydromorphone, morphine, methadone, oxycodone, fentanyl and oxymorphone between March […]