Psych Crime Reporter

December 26, 2012

Pennsylvania suspends license of psychiatrist Jopindar Harika

Filed under: Uncategorized — Psych Crime Reporter @ 8:09 pm

On April 26, 2012, the Pennsylvania Department of State suspended the license of psychiatrist Jopindar Pal Harika, pursuant to the Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County dated March 26, 2012, which the court issued under section 4355 of the Domestic Relations Code (which regards matters of support, visitation and custody).



  1. On Jan 9 2014 I found an empty cough syrup bottle Promethazine w/codeine 6.25 in my trash can in South Phila PA. The script was dated 1/9/14 written by Jopindar Harika and filled at HealthFavor Pharmacy in Yeadon PA DEA#FH2312786, health plan noted as CASH. Why is a psychiatrist in the Pittsburgh area issuing a prescription for a narcotic?

    Comment by Joan D McCarron — January 14, 2014 @ 8:14 am | Reply

    • A check with the Pennsylvania Medical Board shows that his license is active again. What concerns me is two things:

      1) It does not seem like a drug that a psychiatrist would prescribe though I am not aware of there being constraints on what a physician can or can’t prescribe.

      2) That it was filled and disposed of on the same day. Either the user drank it all (unlikely, considering the potential side effects) or had a bad reaction to it and poured it down the drain.

      The issue of “CASH” just means they don’t have insurance.

      However, promethazine with codeine is a controlled substance. If you want to follow up your concerns, you can contact the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Philadelphia field office at (215) 861-3474.


      Comment by Psych Crime Reporter — January 15, 2014 @ 7:21 pm | Reply

  2. I know where works and he has still been writing scrips. I have one here from one month ago.

    Comment by Aaron baysek — May 14, 2015 @ 12:15 pm | Reply

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