PRLog - Apr. 29, 2014 - BOSTON -- Dr. Punyamurtula Kishore, a primary care physician known nationally for developing non-narcotic addiction treatment therapies may finally get a chance to defend himself on May 19.
Dr. Punyamurtula Kishore
On September 21, 2011, Dr. Kishore was arrested in the middle of the night at his home by agents for Attorney General Martha Coakley. He was charged with Medicaid fraud involving a complex 'kickback' scheme involving sober homes and drug testing laboratories.
Dr. Kishore has strongly denied all charges and refused numerous attempts to plea bargain or otherwise settle. Meanwhile, the AG's office has asked for and received more than 11 continuances of the case since Kishore's arrest.
It has been speculated that the state's case is weak to non-existant, and may become an embarrassment to Martha Coakley as she runs for governor of MA.
Dr. Kishore's practice, Preventive Medicine Associates, was forced to close as a result of these legal issues, leaving thousands of patients unable to receive his unique treatment.
Kishore has been the recipient of numerous awards, both locally and nationally, for the success of his program. His methods have been documented to be better than 1700% more effective than the traditional use of methadone and suboxone.
The recent uptick in drug overdoses and deaths has brought new attention to his case, with many of Kishore's supporters wondering why the state has been reluctant to bring it to trial.
Supporters of Dr. Kishore have set up a web site: www.KishoresStory.info