Showing posts with label prescription drugs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label prescription drugs. Show all posts

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Prescription Drug Price Controls?

(From The Washington Post)
Maryland weighs new approach to curbing prescription drug costs

A Maryland bill that would make the state a national test case for controlling prescription drug costs has garnered broad legislative support in Annapolis but could put the state on a legal collision course with the pharmaceutical industry.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Nursing Director Faces Drug Fraud Charges

PRINCESS ANNE -- The nursing director at Manokin Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has been charged with forging a prescription for oxycodone and trying to get it filled at a local pharmacy.

Pamela Brittingham Quillen, 39, of Jones Road in Pocomoke City, was arrested Aug. 24 by Maryland State Police, according to District Court records.

She was released the same day on $5,000 bond.

Quillen is accused of forging the signatures of Vincent Lewis, a physician's assistant who works at the nursing home, and Dr. Vel Natesan, a Salisbury internist, according to court documents.

The prescription was taken to Karemore Pharmacy in Princess Anne where a staff member contacted Natesan's office to verify it.

After a copy of the prescription was faxed to the doctor's office, Natesan and Lewis confirmed the signature was a forgery, police said.

Natesan's office manager then contacted state police.

State police obtained a surveillance video from the store and showed it to the nursing home's administrator, Bonnie Stone, who identified Quillen, according to court records.

The time on the tape, about 11 a.m. Aug. 22, coincided with a time when Quillen left work to run errands, police said.

A trial date has been set for Oct. 14 in District Court in Princess Anne.