- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Board upheld in denying practice exclusivity to licensees based on FTC v. North Carolina Dental Examiners
- Physician seeking exam exemption from national specialty certifying body must bring suit in Texas, where certifier is located
- Discipline of agent who defrauded clients & skipped hearing upheld
- Discipline of licensee for showing patient records to wife upheld
- Board must hear MD’s appeal of order to submit to three-day impairment evaluation
In an effort to tackle its opioid epidemic, the state of New Jersey is cracking down on physicians overprescribing painkillers to their patients, having recently fired the 32nd physician for such behavior. An investigation by the DEA and the Division of Consumer Affairs Enforcement Bureau revealed a doctor with a practice in Burlington County, NJ who had prescribed tens of thousands of dosages to his patients, sometimes without any trace of examinations or notes to support the prescriptions of any level.
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