Russell County

Court date set for Russell County doctor

RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. - The southwest Virginia doctor accused of over-prescribing medications now has a court date.

Doctor Dwight Bailey was practicing in Russell County until his license was suspended back on June 19th.

The suspension followed a report listing 9 patients, many with "drug-seeking behaviors," who were prescribed multiple opiates by Dr. Bailey and nurse practitioners in his office over a period of six years.

According to the Virginia Board of Medicine, at least 4 people died under Dr. Bailey's care.

He has a hearing scheduled for September 19th.

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