Bloomfield Hills Dentist To Pay $125K In Drug Probe

BLOOMFIELD HILLS (WWJ/AP) – A metro Detroit dentist accused of writing hundreds of prescriptions for unnecessary drugs has agreed to pay $125,000 to close an investigation by federal regulators.

In a statement Tuesday, the government says the deal doesn’t protect Marc Kamp from a criminal probe.

The agreement, signed by Kamp, said there was no legitimate medical purpose for anti-anxiety drugs and painkillers, including hydrocodone,  given between 2009 and 2013. Investigators said as least two Birmingham Public Schools bus drivers were among the people Kamp wrote the prescriptions for.

According to the agreement Kamp, 54, failed to inform federal regulators about brief suspensions of his Michigan dental license. The government says a six-day suspension in 2009 was due to Kamp’s conviction for ethnic intimidation.

[View the agreement].

A message seeking comment was left for Kamp’s attorney.

A state of Michigan website says Kamp remains a licensed dentist.

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