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Attorney General wants pain clinic doctor's medical license revoked

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The state of Indiana is now going after the doctor at the center of a controversial pain clinic in Jeffersonville.

Attorney General Greg Zoeller wants the Medical Licensing Board to immediately suspend Dr. Lea Marlow's license.

Since January, Marlow, who runs the Clark County Wellness Center, has written more than 8,000 prescriptions for nearly 3,500 patients.

Nearly all of those patients were given Oxycodone.

"These are all red flags of an operation that does not prescribe for medically accepted practices but rather to feed addictions of individuals," said Gabrielle Owens, Deputy Director of the Attorney General's Licensing Enforcement and Homeowner Protection Unit.

Owens says, "Our office filed for an emergency suspension again Dr. Marlow's license as we believe she poses an immediate threat to the public's health and safety."

People living near the Clark County Wellness Center sent hundreds of complaints to the state. They're happy to see their work paid off.

Jeffersonville resident, Keith Levells, says, "I'm thankful that the state Attorney General has taken these steps and hopefully we're going to regain our neighborhood and go back to normal."

If the board grants the suspension at its meeting on Thursday, Marlow will be barred from practicing medicine for 90 days, while the Attorney General's office drafts a formal complaint.

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