- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas State Medical Board has suspended a Sherwood anesthesiologist who has been accused of overprescribing pain medication in the state after learning he faced similar accusations in Alaska.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1Y1geYp ) reports that the board issued an emergency order for Dr. Mahmood Ahmad’s suspension May 19 after his license was suspended in Alaska a little more than a week earlier.

In 2015, the board agreed to drop improper record-keeping and overprescribing charged against Ahmad if he promised to pay the board’s investigative costs and submit to an audit of patient records at his United Pain Care clinic.

Meanwhile, Ahmad faces a nonjury federal trial beginning Sept. 12 that’ll focus on 121 federal record-keeping violations from January 2012 through May 2013 that could total $1.21 million in civil monetary penalties.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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