‘Drastically higher’ opioid prescriptions contributed to doctor losing licence

A Sherwood Park family doctor who has permanently lost the right to practise medicine was prescribing opioids at rates “drastically higher” than other physicians, says the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Dr. Vincenzo Visconti had practised out of the Brentwood walk-in clinic at 78 Athabascan Ave.

The college announced Monday that Visconti’s licence to practise has been permanently cancelled.

 

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