Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

March 27, 2013

Doctors to stop prescribing narcotics

By Scott Smith
Tribune staff writer

INDIANAPOLIS — Two Kokomo doctors have agreed to stop prescribing narcotics to patients in advance of a state medical disciplinary hearing.

Wednesday, the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana approved an agreement between the Indiana Attorney General’s office and doctors Don and Marilyn Wagoner, who have both agreed to stop prescribing controlled substances related to pain management.

The married doctors, who founded the Wagoner Medical Center clinics in Kokomo and Burlington, are fighting allegations that they overprescribed painkillers and sedatives to numerous patients, including several who died of drug overdoses.

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