doctors http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Doctor data back online in Illinois http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/doctor-data-back-online-illinois <p>Illinois patients once again can use a public website to find out whether their doctors and chiropractors have shady histories.</p><p>The Physician Profile became available Wednesday on the website for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.</p><p>It allows consumers to see whether a doctor has been disciplined in Illinois or in another state. Malpractice judgments and settlements going back five years are posted.</p><p>The searchable database was taken offline last year when the Illinois Supreme Court declared a medical malpractice reform law unconstitutional.</p> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 15:15:31 +0000 The Associated Press 2278 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Doctor data back online in Illinois Franklin Co. doctor faces federal drug charges http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/franklin-co-doctor-faces-federal-drug-charges <p>A doctor from rural central Missouri faces four federal felonies for allegedly selling drugs, including narcotics and anti-depressants.</p><p>U.S. attorney Richard Callahan announced the charges against Keith Dale Morris of Krakow today. Morris is alleged to have distributed a variety of medications without a legitimate medical purpose, including amphetamine salts (used in anti-hyperactivity drugs like Adderall), the painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone, and alprazolam, which is the active ingredient in drugs like Xanax. The crimes allegedly took place between April 2008 and July 2010.</p> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 17:32:10 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2225 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Franklin Co. doctor faces federal drug charges Law to bring back Illinois doctor database http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/law-bring-back-illinois-doctor-database <p>Patients will be able go online to look up information on Illinois doctors, including judgments and settlements in malpractice lawsuits, because of a law signed Tuesday.</p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn signed the <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=105&amp;GAID=11&amp;DocTypeID=HB&amp;SessionID=84&amp;GA=97">Patient Right to Know Act</a> in Chicago with other health legislation.</p> Tue, 09 Aug 2011 21:32:15 +0000 The Associated Press 1834 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Law to bring back Illinois doctor database Nixon signs doctor discipline, high school athlete concussion bills http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-signs-doctor-discipline-high-school-athlete-concussion-bills <p>With just a day left to take action, Gov. Jay Nixon has signed three more pieces of legislation.</p><p>They are:</p> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 20:29:42 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Marshall Griffin 1639 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon signs doctor discipline, high school athlete concussion bills