RED BANK: LICENSE HALTED FOR RX NARCOTICS

just_in1A Red Bank podiatrist has been temporarily barred from practicing over an allegation that he improperly prescribed highly addictive narcotics without legitimate medical purpose to 13 people, including one who “was later found dead in a hotel room at his son’s wedding,” according to an announcement by the New Jersey Attorney General’s office Monday.

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ON THE GREEN: SAFELY DITCH UNUSED MEDS

old-rxGot Drugs posterThree towns on the Greater Red Bank Green plan to participate in “National PrescriptionDrug Take-Back Day” for safe disposal of unused and expired medications Saturday.

The police departments in Little Silver, Red Bank and Rumson will accept the products from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information can be found on the Drug Enforcement Agency’s website. (Click to enlarge)

 

 

MIDDLETOWN: PAIN DOC SENTENCED

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_03A former Red Bank physician who once ran an illegal prescription painkiller ring was sentenced to six years in New Jersey state prison last week.

Middletown resident Kenneth Lewandowski, 53, who Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni once called “parasitic,” was sentenced Friday to six years in prison with a two-year period of parole ineligibility under a plea deal accepted by  Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Joseph W. Oxley.

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RUMSON: PRINTER CITED FOR RX PAD LAPSES

AUTHORITIES_RUMSON2New Jersey authorities have barred a Rumson print shop from producing blank prescription forms used by doctors after an investigation uncovered lax controls, state Attorney General John Hoffman announced Tuesday.

Nelson Press, based on East River Road, was found to have unwittingly provided Rx pads to a Middletown physician whose medical license was suspended, the state Division of Consumer Affairs said in a press release. The failure enabled the physician, who has since been arrested as the head of an alleged drug ring, to “obtain and write unauthorized prescriptions in another physician’s name for oxycodone and other potentially addictive painkillers,” the state alleged.

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RED BANK: SAFE DRUG DISPOSAL OFFERED

rx drugs 102513Got any out-of-date or no-longer-needed prescriptions in your medicine cabinet? Red Bank police will take them off your hands to make sure they don’t fall into the wrong ones. Drop them off under Operation Take Back for safe disposal at the police station, 90 Monmouth Street, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. (Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: TURN IN YOUR OLD RX DRUGS

rx drugs 102513Got any out-of-date or no-longer-needed prescriptions in your medicine cabinet? Red Bank police will take them off your hands to make sure they don’t fall into the wrong ones, says Captain Darren O’Connell. Drop them off under Operation Take Back for safe disposal at the police station, 90 Monmouth Street, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. (Click to enlarge)