Detroit doc's license suspended for over-prescribing
A Detroit doctor has had his medical license suspended Friday after records indicate he prescribed more than 5,000 opioid prescriptions during an 8-month period.
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs served an order suspending the medical license of Zeyn Nez Seabron, who has practiced out of Preferred Rehab Clinic P.C. in Warren since August.
A complaint issued by state officials alleges Seabron prescribed controlled substances for other than lawful diagnostic or therapeutic purposes and failed to conform to minimal standards of acceptable practice
Over the last year, Seabron was a top prescriber of oxycodone and oxymorphone, both commonly abused controlled substances, the LARA complaint indicates.
The department also reviewed data from the Michigan Automated Prescription System and determined that between July 2017 and March 2018, Seabron dispensed 5,800 opioid prescriptions. Of those, more than 73 percent were for oxycodone and 26 percent were for oxymorphone.
"During this period, patients paid cash for 27.11 percent of the controlled substance prescriptions authorized by Respondent," according to the complaint. "This rate is several times the state average of approximately 1.0 percent for cash payment and suggests that prescriptions were filled for illegitimate purposes."
Seabron told investigators he was prescribing oxycodone 30 mg for pain but was transitioning his patients to medical marijuana.
He's not facing a criminal charge at this time. The complaint is a temporary protective measure, and he can appeal the suspension within 30 days.