On November 5, 2014, the controlled substance registration of Patrick A. Titus, MD, was suspended for one year. Under Delaware law, physicians discontinuing business or leaving the State must notify their patients in a daily, local newspaper. This notice must explain how a patient can obtain their records. In preparation for the recent Titus suspension and wanting to increase the opportunity for continuity of care for patients, the Division of Professional Regulation, the Division of Public Health, the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Counselling and the Office of Controlled Substances coordinated efforts to notify hospital and community pharmacies, hospital emergency rooms and treatment programs.
Following a month long investigation Delaware Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Agents, Delaware State Police, Delaware Department of State Division of Professional Regulation, Delaware Probation and Parole and Milton Police Department conducted search warrants at several Selbyville and Frankford convenience stores that led to multiple arrests. Information had been received that the following locations […]
Prior to prescribing an extended-release hydrocodone that is manufactured without an ADF, the medical practitioner shall conduct and document a thorough medical evaluation and physical examination as part of the patient’s medical record.
The bill aimed at reducing illegal prescription drug diversion that was drafted by Attorney General Beau Biden’s office and sponsored in the General Assembly by two registered nurses was enacted this week when Governor Markell signed the measure into law.
Surrounded by families who have lost loved ones to drug overdoses, Governor Jack Markell signed Senate Bill 116 to address the rising number of these fatalities by granting criminal immunity to individuals who report an alcohol or drug overdose.