The Lamar County Sheriff”s office has confirmed that the medical office of Diamondback Pain and Wellness Center, was served search warrant papers today. The Drug Enforcement Agency entered the office to retrieve medical records from Dr. Howard Diamond. Box after box was taken from the office and loaded into awaiting trucks.
The Sheriff’s office supplied a uniformed Deputy, at the DEA’s request to be present during the raid that occurred today, according to Chief Deputy Jeff Springer. The department was unable to release any further information regarding this case as it is with another agency.
eParisExtra called Dr. Diamond’s office several times today with no answer in Paris or Sherman.
Dr. Diamond has been in practice for 30 years since graduating from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He has offices in Sherman, and Paris, TX specializing in Pain Management.
On April 16, 2017, Dr. Diamond released the following statement on his company facebook page:
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my patients, employees, family and friends for being a part of my practice in pain management.
As many of you might know, for reasons that have not been discussed with me, most of the pharmacies in my practice region, Sherman, and Paris Texas have stopped filling prescriptions for my patients.
This is an unexplained circumstance that is out of my control, and inconsistent with the medical welfare of my patients.
I am working ferociously on multiple fronts right now to find a way to overcome this circumstance and restore the treatment to my deserving patients. I have no answer as to when, or how this current circumstance will end.
I realize that these actions of the pharmacies that have stopped filling my prescriptions for my patients is having a serious and negative impact in your lives and I have no power or control to change that today.”
At this time an arrest has not been made regarding this case, and no further details have been released.