Mark Iandolo Jun. 2, 2016, 5:14pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy announced that his Division of Consumer Affairs has terminated Downtown Printing Center’s ability to print prescription blanks for physicians after allegations the company failed to follow security requirements.

“New Jersey is fighting a prescription drug epidemic that’s ruining lives and tearing apart families, and we need everyone to do their part in keeping drugs out of the hands of dealers and abusers,” Lougy said. “Issuing prescription blanks without verifying they’re going to licensed prescribers only does harm to our efforts to fight this epidemic.”

The division charged that the company issued 25,000 blanks to unauthorized individuals. Downtown Printing has agreed to resolve the matter by surrendering its authority to print these blanks for at least three years. It may reapply after that time and become approved as New Jersey Prescription Blanks vendor.

“We have strict security regulations in place to ensure that only authorized prescribers whose licenses are in good standing have access to prescription blanks,” Steve Lee, acting director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, said. “Any vendor that fails to follow those procedures, whether through negligence or by design, will be penalized.”

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