The U.S. Attorney’s Office confirmed an investigation into Optimum Medical Weight Control and Family Wellness, a hormone replacement clinic located in Nederland, Texas. DEA agents and local law enforcement raided the clinic early Tuesday morning, October 24, 2017.
KFDM/Fox 4 did an investigation into Optimum in July of this year, where they interviewed Provost Umphrey’s Christopher T. Kirchmer. Kirchmer represents seven Optimum patients suing the clinic. Patients claim that Optimum’s treatments were making them ill and that the clinic was over-prescribing dangerous doses of thyroid medication and testosterone pellets. Additionally, Kings Pharmacy in Port Arthur has stopped filling prescriptions from Optimum due to concern about the dose levels being prescribed, states Kirchmer.
"We are pleased to see the recent developments made in both the Texas Nursing Board and the DEA investigations," Kirchmer said. " Today's news is certainly a significant event. The DEA is a serious agency that does serious work. No one should trifle with the DEA."
Kirchmer began taking cases because of the calls from concerned people in the healthcare community.
KFDM and Angel San Juan continue to cover this developing story. To read more about the DEA raid, click here.