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Las Vegas Doctor Accused Of Improperly Accessing Oct. 1 Shooter Prescriptions

A Las Vegas doctor accused of improperly gaining access to the prescription records of October 1 gunman Stephen Paddock will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination at a state Pharmacy Board disciplinary hearing next month. 

Dr. Ivan Goldsmith is accused of misusing his access to the state’s Prescription Monitoring Program to look through Paddock’s patient profile on five occasions. 

Paddock was not a patient of Goldsmith’s.

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Goldsmith could face fines and suspension or revocation of his prescribing license if the board finds him in violation of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which protects patient data.     

According to the complaint, Goldsmith looked up Paddock’s prescription information five times between the morning of October 2 and the afternoon of October 3. 

Late on October 3, the Las Vegas Review-Journal published an exclusive report that Paddock was prescribed diazepam, an anti-anxiety drug better known as Valium. 

The report cited the Nevada Prescription Monitoring Program as the source of the records. 

Paul Harasim, the former Review-Journal reporter who broke the story on Paddock’s prescriptions, has consistently declined to reveal his source.