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Doctor Accused Of Over Prescribing Medications

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A Lansing doctor faces allegations of over prescribing pain medications. According to a new City Pulse article, it resulted in one death. It's Dr. Shannon Wiggins who runs two clinics in Lansing where she prescribes medical marijuana. She made news when she announced plans to open a third clinic in Meridian Township. She's not in the hot seat because of pot.

Complaints claim Wiggins prescribed too many pain medications to her patients. The State Attorney General's Office is on her case. The documents claim that Wiggins' misbehavior dates back 5 years. They describe eight separate counts of misconduct. One of them involved a woman who was prescribed 5 different pain meds, including vicodin and valium, in 2007.

The complaint claims the woman died within 5 months of an accidental overdose involving 5 other drugs. Other documents show that Dr. Wiggins faces seven more accusations, including incompetence and negligence. If these complaints stick, Wiggins could face disciplinary action, including the loss of her license.

We attempted to reach Dr. Wiggins for comment. She did not return our calls. Be sure to catch more on this developing story in the City Pulse.

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