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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013 3:23 pm

HUNTSVILLE Ala. (WAAY) - A Huntsville doctor can no longer prescribe controlled substances. The Alabama Board of Medical Examiners has suspended the controlled substances certificate of Dr. Shelinder Shaun Aggarwal after an investigation unearthed several red flags regarding medication he was prescribing.

Larry Dixon, The Executive Director of the Board of Medical Examiners says the office began an investigation into Aggarwal's practice after several issues came to light; one being that he is the top prescriber in the state when it comes to pills like Oxycontin.

WAAY 31 have been contacted several times by people claiming to be current or former patients and many say they were informed that his office would no longer be writing prescriptions for controlled substances a month ago. As word got out people took to the internet. A review of his business is packed with comments about his practice.

Jamie says:” He is a snake if he was a "good" doctor he would not make you pay $950 just to be a patient!”

Leah says”

“If you go to this office, more than likely you will someday be visiting a drug rehab center”

The investigation documents accuse Aggarwal of:

-Excessively dispensing controlled substances for many of his patients

-Dispensed controlled substances in amounts not reasonably related to proper medical management of his patients’ illnesses or conditions.

-Dispensed controlled substances for not legitimate medical purpose

Director Dixon says that Aggarwal's medical license has not been pulled but his ability to write prescriptions for controlled substances is suspended until his due process hearing May 15th.

WAAY 31 visited Dr. Aggarwal’s office Monday, he was not available for comment, but the office was open as of 2:00pm.

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