Doctor Suspended After IC Patient Dies From Pain Med Overdose
Posted Mar 14 2011 4:53pm
This is very sad. An IC patient Tammy Dawn Daniels (age 35) died in 2009 from “toxic amounts of the drugs” (pain medications) in her system. The prescribing doctor, Dr. Mickey Ray Tyrell, was suspended for 30 days and sentenced to 200 hours of community service.
In just three months, the patient was given 990 demerol pills and 120 of oxycontin. It’s clear that she was in severe pain but that is shockingly excessive IMHO. That’s roughly 330 demerol pills per month, at more than ten a day.. and a whopping 4 oxycontins per day. Folks.. if you’re using that amount of medication, it’s absolutely time to see an IC specialist AND get yourself into a supervised pain program.