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Doctor With Ties to Cov. Methadone Clinic Has License Suspended

Dr. Gary Shearer who along with Ron Washington hoped to open a methadone in Covington at the former Save-a-Lot location on Madison Avenue had his medical license suspended by the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure suspended Dr. Gary Shearer’s license on Monday pending a formal hearing early next year. His family medical practice in Florence was closed today.
The medical board found Shearer is one of the top five prescribers of the powerful narcotic and often prescribed the abused narcotic OxyCodone to residents in eastern and central Kentucky; the board also found that 15 of his patients have overdosed and died while under his care.

Full story: Cincinnati Enquirer/Jim Hannah