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During the week of July 21, 2008, it was confirmed that the State of Illinois is investigating the purported medical misconduct of Dr. Joseph L. Giacchino, Jr. MD. The investigation relates to my article of April 27, 2008, published on The Keys to Faith Publication, titled A Journey to Healing. State of Illinois Inspector Dan Murphy, via email, asked me to meet with him on July 29, 2008, to discuss the Giacchino matter in detail. My immediate reply was that I will cooperate.
Recently revealed disturbing information about Dr. Giacchino has put me in this cooperative frame of mind. I am ever more worried about the safety of the young people in our community. I recently heard from an extremely reliable source that Dr. Giacchino has massively increased the amount of dangerous narcotic painkillers that he prescribes to his younger patients. In fact, I also heard from the same source that Dr. Giacchino is the mastermind of a diabolical and systematic procedure, requiring his ‘patients-in-pain’ to jump through certain hoops to keep Dr. Giacchino from losing his medical license for a second time. Sadly, the first time he lost his medical license for non-therapeutically prescribing controlled substance, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation reinstated his medical license much sooner than most people could believe. The rapidity with which Dr. Giacchino recovered his lost license begs certain questions, particularly about any ‘connections’ he has with the review board. It would be nice to see a list of the names of the state employees involved in this process.