Drug Enforcement Administration Raids And Closes Baltimore Pain Clinic

At 9 a.m. on Tuesday, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local law enforcement raided a pain clinic in North Baltimore. The raid pushed health officials to alert Baltimore medical providers, emergency service providers, hospital emergency rooms and treatment centers, of a potential spike in drug withdrawals and overdoses among local patients.

DEA partnered with the office of Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, Baltimore and Ann Arundel County police to raid the offices of Dr. Kofi Shaw-Taylor, Westside Medical Group at 4419 Falls Road in North Baltimore.

 

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A spokeswoman for the Maryland Attorney General’s office, Raquel Coombs, said 67-year old Shaw-Taylor, of Annapolis, was charged with Medicaid fraud and later released on bail.

Dr. Kofi Shaw-Taylor is a practicing urologist, with hospital privileges at the Spring Grove Hospital in Catonsville and several other area hospitals. On the Maryland health department’s website, Shaw-Taylor is listed as a urology consultant.

An alert system was set up by the health department in response to the growing opioid epidemic that is responsible for a record number of overdose deaths in the city, mainly contributed to fentanyl and heroin.

The clinic services an undetermined number of patients, but health official documented in its alert that a “significant number of patients struggling with addiction may be at an increased risk for overdose and/or go into withdrawal without medical support.”

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3 Responses to Drug Enforcement Administration Raids And Closes Baltimore Pain Clinic

  1. Ashley Gates says:

    My name is Ashley and Im currently a patient of Dr Kofi Shaw-Taylor. My appointment is for 5/3/2017 and In being prescribed 6 medications from Dr. Shaw-Taylor. Some of these medications are controlled substances and without this medication I can have very serious/potentially deadly side effects! What am I to do about this? I DO NOT have any other doctor and I don’t know what to do! Please helo me with some answers.

  2. Jane Doe says:

    From their own mouths, their could be an increase in over doses but they shut the doctor down for “MEDICAID FRAUD” has nothing to do with the meds he’s giving out so why take his DEA number why take his license instead of waiting to see if he will be convicted of this crime? What happened to innocent until proven guilty?

  3. Linda Cheek says:

    If you want to know the truth about these attacks, go to doctorsofcourage.org. Watch the videos, especially the one called The REAL Cause of Drug Abuse. Also Using the Law Illegally Against Doctors, which is referring to Federal charges. However state criminal charges should be just as illegal.

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