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Former U of I Medical Ethics Committee head fined

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A family practice doctor who once led a University of Iowa Hospital  Medical Ethics Committee has been fined $5,000 for prescription problems.

The Iowa Board of Medicine says Dr. Robert Garrett had prescribed dangerous amounts of addictive medications to several people in 2010 and 2011 without "performing or documenting" proper exams or whether those people were drug addicts.

Garrett has agreed to serve five days of probation and to forgo treating chronic pain.

The board documents don't say what led to the board's intervention.

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