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Raleigh Co. doctor top prescriber of pain med

BECKLEY (WVVA) - A Raleigh County doctor is one of the top prescribers in West Virginia for multiple drugs.

According to Pro-Publica -- an independent, non-profit newsroom, Dr. Iraj Derakhshan is the top prescriber in Medicare for hydrocodone-acetaminophen, a popular pain medicine, and he was the fourth-highest prescriber of oxycodone.

The group also says he is a top prescriber of medicines to treat things like insomnia, migraines and depression.

Derakhshan has offices in Beckley and Charleston. 

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