Houston doctor suspended for alleged crack cocaine use

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A local doctor faces some serious charges, along with several other people connected to pain clinics

A disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board has temporarily suspended the Texas medical license of Richard Pascal Williams, Jr., M.D., after determining his continuation in the practice of medicine poses a continuing threat to public welfare. The suspension was effective immediately.

In March, Dr. Williams was arrested on drug charges. Following the arrest, Dr. Williams was interviewed by DEA investigators and he reportedly admitted that he had been using crack cocaine and that he continued to use crack cocaine.

According to the Texas Medical Board, Dr. Williams' conduct, including his improper prescribing practices and ongoing use of illegal drugs, makes him a continuing threat to the public health and welfare.

The suspension remains in effect until the board takes further action.
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