Medical board finds no proof doctor over-prescribed drugs; suspension lifted

Medical board finds no proof doctor over-prescribed drugs; suspension lifted

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Blytheville doctor can once again practice medicine in Arkansas after the state medical board found "no proof" he prescribed an "excessive amount" of drugs to his patients.

On Thursday, the Arkansas State Medical Board dismissed all charges against Dr. David Arthur Diffine, MD.

In February the board issued an emergency order of suspension charging Diffine with violation of the Medical Practices Act. At that time, it was alleged he had prescribed an excessive amount of controlled substances to five patients and failed to keep proper records.

Kevin O'Dwyer, an attorney for the medical board, said their expert "reviewed the records and found no violations."

He said the board dismissed all the charges against Diffine and lifted the suspension of his medical license.

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