HEALTHY TIDBITS Duluth; Foresenic Investigations
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As the number of prescriptions for narcotic painkillers has increased over the last several years, doctors “are in the sight of the gun,” said Dr. Farris Keeling, a family practice physician at Essentia Health who specializes in treating chronic pain.
Brandon Stahl and MaryJo Webster
, December 17, 2012
Jerry Kerber, Minnesota Department of Human Services inspector general, made this statement last week in response to reading the accreditation report by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
Duluth’s methadone clinic received a highly positive report in June from its accrediting agency. But investigators with the Minnesota Department of Human Services said they found 56 violations of standards.
A prominent Duluth business owner and University of Minnesota Duluth employee who was disciplined three years after the school found he sexually harassed two students is again being investigated by the school following two new complaints against him, records obtained by the News Tribune show.
As the Lake Superior Treatment Center faces the revocation of its state license, St. Louis County wants to see if anyone else is interested in running a methadone clinic for drug addicts in the Duluth area.
In 2010, Josh Bergstedt became one of thousands of people who have dropped out of Minnesota's methadone programs without completing the treatment. From 2007 to 2011, 94 percent of the state’s methadone patients who left the programs did so without completing the treatment.
DNT INVESTIGATION: About half the patients admitted to the state’s methadone clinics had their treatment paid for through publicly subsided insurance programs such as Minnesota Care or Medicaid, records show.
Methadone, a drug available since the 1960s and deemed by the National Institute of Health and the Centers for Disease Control as “the most effective treatment for opiate addiction,” is in essence a risk-versus-reward system.
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