Danny Robbins

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Danny Robbins in an investigative reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. RELATED: Doctors & Sex Abuse, an AJC National Investgation

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Georgia doctor got a pass from DEA once. Will she get one again?
 Did the opioid epidemic cause a Georgia weight-loss doctor to fall off the DEA's radar?  That’s at least one of the explanations offered by the federal drug enforcement agency for why it didn’t make a case against Dr. Jan McBarron four years ago when it had detailed information that the flamboyant Columbus physician...

Posted: 2 days ago

Did the opioid epidemic cause a Georgia weight-loss doctor to fall off the DEA's radar?  That’s at least one of the explanations offered by the federal drug enforcement agency for why it didn’t make a case against Dr. Jan McBarron four years ago when it had detailed information that the flamboyant Columbus physician...
Ga. doctor under DEA scrutiny over prescribing of weight-loss drug
Dr. Jan McBarron is closing her Columbus practice. Dr. McBarron's office sent prescription Phentermine to two people who registered at her website and never saw or talked with anyone from her clinic. (Danny Robbins / danny.robbins@ajc.com)

Posted: 6 days ago

Dr. Jan McBarron is closing her Columbus practice. Dr. McBarron's office sent prescription Phentermine to two people who registered at her website and never saw or talked with anyone from her clinic. (Danny Robbins / danny.robbins@ajc.com)
Ga. doctor under DEA scrutiny over prescribing of weight-loss drug
 A high-profile Georgia weight-loss doctor is closing her practice and facing scrutiny from federal authorities following an Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation of the sale of a prescription diet drug over the internet. A spokesman for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Atlanta said the agency is looking closely at Dr. Jan...

Posted: 6 days ago

A high-profile Georgia weight-loss doctor is closing her practice and facing scrutiny from federal authorities following an Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation of the sale of a prescription diet drug over the internet. A spokesman for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Atlanta said the agency is looking closely at Dr. Jan...
Inmates roaming Georgia medical prison, doctor says
 Why give up a job that pays $191,000 a year? Because security lapses could put your life at stake. In his resignation letter, Dr. Timothy Young cited security as one reason he was giving up his job at Augusta State Medical Prison. Often, inmates were allowed to roam the facility without supervision or congregate in large groups, he said....

Posted: 15 days ago

Why give up a job that pays $191,000 a year? Because security lapses could put your life at stake. In his resignation letter, Dr. Timothy Young cited security as one reason he was giving up his job at Augusta State Medical Prison. Often, inmates were allowed to roam the facility without supervision or congregate in large groups, he said....
GDC official on prison hospital: ‘We’re going to fix it’
 The Georgia Department of Corrections’ top health official says he is personally overseeing a plan he hopes will restore sanitary conditions to the state’s prison hospital. In his first public comments on the ongoing controversies at Augusta State Medical Prison, Randy Sauls, the GDC’s assistant commissioner of health services...

Posted: 25 days ago

The Georgia Department of Corrections’ top health official says he is personally overseeing a plan he hopes will restore sanitary conditions to the state’s prison hospital. In his first public comments on the ongoing controversies at Augusta State Medical Prison, Randy Sauls, the GDC’s assistant commissioner of health services...
With blistering resignation letter, prison doctor gives up $191,000 job
 Why do you walk out on a $191,000 a year job? Because your life, the lives of your colleagues and the health of patients are at risk. That’s what a Georgia doctor said when giving up his job at Augusta State Medical Prison. Dr. Timothy Young’s resignation letter adds new details to the security and maintenance problems at...

Posted: 26 days ago

Why do you walk out on a $191,000 a year job? Because your life, the lives of your colleagues and the health of patients are at risk. That’s what a Georgia doctor said when giving up his job at Augusta State Medical Prison. Dr. Timothy Young’s resignation letter adds new details to the security and maintenance problems at...
Prison hospital doctor resigns, cites security, patient care concerns
 The unsafe and unsanitary conditions at Georgia’s state prison hospital have caused one of its most experienced physicians to quit with a blistering letter that details the facility’s problems and describes how he faced “smoldering and overt hostility” when he tried to correct them. Dr. Timothy Young informed...

Posted: 26 days ago

The unsafe and unsanitary conditions at Georgia’s state prison hospital have caused one of its most experienced physicians to quit with a blistering letter that details the facility’s problems and describes how he faced “smoldering and overt hostility” when he tried to correct them. Dr. Timothy Young informed...
This weight-loss drug has gotten some doctors in trouble
 Phentermine is said to be the best-selling diet drug in America, approved nearly 60 years ago for weight loss and still widely prescribed at weight-loss clinics. Physicians like phentermine because of its record for safety as well as its affordability. However, like any stimulant, it’s not recommended for some people, including pregnant...

9:33 AM Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

Phentermine is said to be the best-selling diet drug in America, approved nearly 60 years ago for weight loss and still widely prescribed at weight-loss clinics. Physicians like phentermine because of its record for safety as well as its affordability. However, like any stimulant, it’s not recommended for some people, including pregnant...
Atlanta couple accused of smuggling steroids
 An Atlanta man already under criminal indictment for making supplements spiked with steroids is facing new charges that he and his wife smuggled steroids and other dangerous substances into the U.S. In the scheme, more than 50 kilograms of so-called designer steroids were hidden under legitimate compounds shipped from China, according...

3:45 PM Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

An Atlanta man already under criminal indictment for making supplements spiked with steroids is facing new charges that he and his wife smuggled steroids and other dangerous substances into the U.S. In the scheme, more than 50 kilograms of so-called designer steroids were hidden under legitimate compounds shipped from China, according...
Secret recordings cost Ga. prison hospital administrator his job
 The top administrator at the state’s troubled prison hospital has been forced out of his job after being caught secretly recording conversations with other corrections officials on his state-issued cell phone, documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show. Randy Brown, the health services administrator at Augusta State...

5:00 AM Friday, Dec. 29, 2017

The top administrator at the state’s troubled prison hospital has been forced out of his job after being caught secretly recording conversations with other corrections officials on his state-issued cell phone, documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show. Randy Brown, the health services administrator at Augusta State...