State Medical Board Suspends Vinita Doctor's License After Patient Dies Of Overdose

Friday, March 11th 2011, 4:31 pm
By: News On 6

VINITA, Oklahoma -- There are new developments in the case of a Vinita doctor accused of prescribing excessive amounts of drugs to a woman who died from an overdose.

The state medical board has now suspended Dr. Mickey Tyrrell's medical license for 30 days, and temporarily restricted his practice to pre-natal and obstetrics.

Dr. Tyrrell also has to pay a $25,000 fine and do 200 hours of community service.

The medical board did not put any restrictions on his ability to write prescriptions.

Authorities say Dr. Tyrrell prescribed more than one 1,000 Demerol and Oxycontin pills to 35-year-old Tammy Daniels last year. Investigators say Daniels died of an overdose after crushing and injecting Demerol.

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