Former Tomah VA Medical Center chief of staff has been charged with unprofessional conduct in a case involving the death of a patient, following his termination for improperly prescribing narcotics.
Doctor David “Candy Man” Houlihan – nicknamed for his habit of giving opiates to anyone who asked for them – had been fired in November and the Medical Examining Board has begun an investigation into two separate accusations. The first looks into the death of a patient, wherein the board has already found evidence that Houlihan was unprofessional during the death of the patient and came to the same conclusion on Wednesday, July 20. A prehearing conference, set before an administrative law judge, will follow up with the case.
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