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Medical Board Suspends Texoma Doctor's License

The Texas Medical Board has temporarily suspended the license of a Sherman doctor who’s been accused of over-prescribing opioids.

A medical board panel yesterday determined that allowing Howard Diamond to continue practicing medicine would pose a continuing threat to public welfare. In a press release, the board cited Diamond's federal indictment, which implicates Diamond in at least seven deaths. The board stated that the indictment indicates "an alleged pattern of practice" deemed too risky for public safety.

Scott Morgan has been an award-winning journalist since 2001. His work has appeared in several newspapers and magazines as well as online. He has also been an editor, freelancer, speaker, writing teacher, author, and podcaster.