DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Newton doctor accused by state regulators of loosely prescribing narcotic drugs, including to people with a history of addiction, has surrendered his license.
The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/R5UO6z ) says Dr. Lafayette Twyner also agreed to pay $10,000 fine to settle allegations brought against him by the Iowa Board of Medicine.
The board in January accused Twyner of carelessly prescribing large quantities of drugs to patients "with known-substance abuse histories." The board also says he prescribed the drugs without performing appropriate physical exams, taking medical histories or establishing appropriate treatment plans.
Twyner faces a lawsuit in Jasper County from the widow of a 32-year-old man who died of an overdose.
Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com