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NJ Doctors Face Increased Prosecutions for 'Indiscriminate' Prescribing of Pain Meds

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April 22, 2015 | The New Jersey Law Journal
Co-Authored by Alma S. Saravia & Steven S. Poulathas, Flaster/Greenberg PC

Alma Saravia and Steven Poulathas recently co-authored an article for New Jersey Law Journal’s Healthcare Supplement on New Jersey’s recent “crack down” on physicians who over-prescribe pain medication. The article, entitled ‘NJ Doctors Face Increased Prosecutions for ‘Indiscriminate’ Prescribing of Pain Meds,’ outlines the process for handling these cases and the strategies they have used when defending a practitioner charged with violating the laws and regulations governing the prescribing of Controlled Dangerous Substances. 

The article describes the authority of both the Attorney General and the Board of Medical Examiners to prosecute such cases as well as offering practical tips for attorneys handling these types of cases. Additionally, the authors highlight thoughts on policy, including the implications of the policy, and the minimum due process that should be afforded to such an aggressive campaign against doctors.

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