Healers or Dealers?

True Stories of Corrupt Doctors

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Pub Date 26 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 31 Mar 2022

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Do no harm?

There is an innate trust built into us since childhood that our doctor spent years learning and studying how to help people. But what if that trust is broken? Are they all brought to justice for the confidences they’ve betrayed and the countless lives they’ve helped ruin?

In Healers or Dealers?, readers get a front-row seat to the jaw-dropping true accounts written by the retired investigator who experienced them and attempted to hold these doctors accountable. His stories show a direct correlation between doctors’ questionable conduct with illegal administrating, dispensing, and prescribing of opioids and the craze that plagues our nation today. Couple this with the addictions that unwaveringly rival those we see in the worst of America’s inner cities…

and a pharmaceutical opioid epidemic is born

Do no harm?

There is an innate trust built into us since childhood that our doctor spent years learning and studying how to help people. But what if that trust is broken? Are they all brought to...


A Note From the Publisher

Releases October 26th with Foundations Book Publishing Company

Releases October 26th with Foundations Book Publishing Company


Advance Praise

“Some doctors make mistakes which are totally accidental. A few other doctors are intentional in their mistakes; fueled by greed, they kneel at the altar of the almighty dollar. I call them “dragons”. This is a book about slaying those “dragons”. -Jones E. Allison Jr. “Pete”, United States Secret Service, Special Agent - Retired

“Some doctors make mistakes which are totally accidental. A few other doctors are intentional in their mistakes; fueled by greed, they kneel at the altar of the almighty dollar. I call them...


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4 stars Healers or Dealers? by Richard P. Allison Absolutely maddening! Unbelievable. I knew some doctors were bad but I truly had no idea of the extent of the pill/drug trade some of them engage in. Richard Allison has written a truly engrossing book detailing his years as an investigator with Mississippi's state medical board. Readers will be absolutely shocked at what some doctors get away with and the lengths they go to keep their illegal drug use and overprescribing active. Healers or Dealers is sometimes a tad slow but always informative. It is well worth the read. I highly recommend this book! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and Netgalley.

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I found this book absorbing. The author, Richard P. Allison was an Investigator for The Mississippi State Board of Medical Licenses. I expected to hear about many doctors who were in fact not helping heal as they have pledged to do, but instead causing unbelievable and in many cases irreparable harm. I thought the book would be more dry with facts and found it was much more developed then that. What I really liked about the books were all the stories the author provided. He appeared to be a very ethical person and I was surprised how fair the process seemed to be. When a doctor appears to be overprescribing Controlled Substances, an investigation is done. In some cases, the doctor himself/herself was impaired by drug addiction. If this was the case, the doctor was offered immediate help. This doctor would have to be evaluated for drug impairment and seek treatment immediately if this was why the large overprescribing was taking place. That doctor would have to stop practicing medicine and give in his/her DEA license. However, doctor’s who did comply then could practice medicine again and apply to have their DEA license reinstated. The individual would have to agree to random drug screening usually for five years. If the individual did stay clean and follow suggested advice, the ability to have your life back along with being a physician was most certainly obtainable. Doctors who violated these conditions could not practice and should not be allowed to. This places patients’ lives in jeopardy. Then, there were the physicians and also pharmacists filling very large prescriptions and were acting as drug dealers. There was no medical reason for the prescriptions being written. I imagine where there is money to be made, greed can and does take over the need to practice decent medicine as most physicians do. Thank you NetGalley, Richard P. Allison, and Foundations Book Publishing for a copy of this book.

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