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PRESCRIPTION PADS STOLEN or MISSING

 
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REPORT OF STOLEN OR MISSING PRESCRIPTION PADS

 
Incident Date:
 
Date Reported to Board:
 
Prescribers Name:
 
Prescriber Specialty:
 
Prescriber Contact Information:
 
Maryland County / ZIP:
 
Description of Incident:

Incident Date: 8-24-2014
Date reported to Board: 8-25-2014
Prescribers Name: Mary K. McGaffin, CRNP
Prescribers Specialty: Internal Medicine
Prescriber Contact Info:
Riverside Medical Associates, Laurel, MD
13900 Baltimore Ave, 1st Floor
Laurel, MD 20707
301-725-5652 (Office)
 
Maryland County /ZIP: PG County, 20707
Description of Incident:
Over the weekend, Safeway pharmacy at 301-490-7373 called the doctor’s office to verify a prescription for Tramadol 50 mg written by Mary McGaffin. Pharmacy noted that patient, Angela Proctor, had a history of producing forged prescriptions in the past. On 8/25/14, Valerie Clark, office manager at Riverside, informed the pharmacy that script was invalid; Mary McGaffin, CRNP is currently out of the state on extended leave.
Past incident: Ms. Proctor is a former employee of Riverside. There have been past reports of forged prescriptions that have been reported to authorities. Detective Natalie Gaston, case #14-153-1319, was working on this matter previously.  I will inform her of this most recent incident. 

 

 

 
 
Prescribers Name: Mohammed Kalid, MD
 

 
Prescribers Name: Douglas Shumaker
 
 

 
 
Incident Date: 08/08/2014
 
Date Reported to Board: 08/12/2014
 
Prescribers Name: Mark A Reischer, MD
 
Prescriber Specialty: Rehabilitation Medicine/Electromyography
 
Prescriber Contact Information: 410-764-2111
 
Maryland County / ZIP: Baltimore City 21215
 
Description of Incident: Rx was found to be missing on 8/8/14.  Police report filed.  Suspect that a staff member, Kelley Ruefly took the pad, she may attempt to write scripts under the name of Carolyn Burkett or Kevin Shifflett.  She is now an ex-employee and residing with her grandmother in Mechanicsville, St Mary's County.
 
 

 
Incident Date:  7/24/2014
 
Date Reported to Board: 7/24/2014
 
Prescribers Name:  Patrick Branagan, DPM
 
Prescriber Specialty: Podiatrist
 
Prescriber Contact Information: 410-838-0 179 Attn: Karrie Myers, CEO
 
Maryland County / ZIP: Baltimore City
 
Description of Incident:
Overnight 07/23/2014 - 07/24/2014 the car of Patrick Branagan, DPM was broken into in a security monitored lot in Baltimore. Stolen was a script pad of blue security paper scripts totaling about 20 -30 scripts. The header on the script pad has three of our physician names (Charlie Boyd, DPM., Judith Cappello, DPM and Wade Ritter, DPM) our Columbia office location at 10700 Charter Dr. Suite 300 Columbia, MD 21044 along with the phone (410-730-0970) and fax numbers (410-730-0161). There are no license numbers or DEA numbers printed on the script pads.

 
 
 
Incident Date: 6/13/2014
 
Date Reported to Board: 6/13/2014
 
Prescribers Name: Dr. Hien Nguyen
 
Prescriber Specialty: General Surgery
 
Prescriber Contact Information: Office: 300 East Pulaski Highway Elkton MD 21921
 
Maryland County / ZIP: Cecil 21921
 
Description of Incident:
A local pharmacy called our office to confirm a narcotic prescription. The patient on the prescription was not a patient of record. The prescription used was also not from our office. It appeared to be created. This same incident with the same fake prescription happened and was reported in May of 2014. The local police were called, DEA, and Maryland Pharmacy.
 
 
 

 
 
Incident Date: 05/08/2014
 
Date Reported to Board: 5/08/2014
 
Prescribers Name: Dr. Hien Nguyen
 
Prescriber Specialty: General Surgery
 
Prescriber Contact Information: Office: 300 East Pulaski Highway Elkton MD 21921
 
Maryland County / ZIP: Cecil 21921
 
Description of Incident:
A local pharmacy called our office to confirm a narcotic prescription. The prescription was fraud. The patient was not a patient of our office. The prescription that was used was a fake prescription that had been created. I notified the local police, DEA, and the State of Md Pharmacy.
 
 

 
Incident Date: 04/17/2014
 
Date Reported to Board: 07/01/2014
 
Prescribers Name: Dr. Hien Nguyen
 
Prescriber Specialty: General Surgery
 
Prescriber Contact Information: Office: 300 East Pulaski Highway Elkton MD 21921
 
Maryland County / ZIP: Cecil 21921
 
Description of Incident: A local pharmacy called our office with a suspicious prescription. Upon evaluation, it was determined that this prescription was not accurate. The patient had never been seen in our office or at the hospital. We are evaluating how this patient received a prescription from our office. We do believe that a staff member in our office is responsible for this. That staff member is not longer employed and a criminal investigation is pending. The case number is 140013198.
 
 
 

 
Incident Date: 06/19/2014
 
Date Reported to Board: 06/19/2014
 
Prescribers Name: Joshua A. Thomas, D.O.
 
Prescriber Specialty: Pain Management
 
Prescriber Contact Information: Cell: 215-531-4184 Office: 301-485-7402
 
Maryland County / ZIP: Baltimore 21217
 
Description of Incident:
Lead Pharmacist, Adnan Sawwa, from Shoppers in Gwynns Falls called regarding a prescription for Oxycodone 30MG qty of 120 under the name of Julius Senior. He did not obtain an ID, he only kept the script. I asked for a copy of the ID and script to be faxed over. I also asked if he was going to contact the police department or a detective, he stated that he would not because he did not have an ID and therefore no information to turn in. Dr. Thomas called Detective Simone P# 443-415-9216, and left him a message regarding this new incident and gave him the name and number of the pharmacist. The detective called back and stated he would add it to the report of prescription fraud.
Location of Incident:
Shoppers Pharmacy
2000 Gwynns Falls Pkwy
Baltimore, MD 21217 P# 443-627-2292
 
 

 
Incident Date:  06/18/2014
 
Date Reported to Board:  06/18/2014
 
Prescribers Name:  Joshua A. Thomas, D.O.
 
Prescriber Specialty:  Pain Management
 
Prescriber Contact Information:  Cell:215-531-4184 Office: 301-485-7402
 
Maryland County / ZIP:  Baltimore 21228
 
Description of Incident: 
Call to office at 11:27AM from lead pharmacist at Giant, Lisa Heber, stating a person waas trying to fill a prescription for Oxycodone 30MG qty 120 under patient name Myesha Miller. The phone and fax on the script did not match the valid DEA and NPS so she called the office and notified us. I stated that the same person had tried to fill the another script for the same medication in Virginia around 9AM today. I requested a copy of the ID and script to be faxed over to the office and requested that they notify the Baltimore police department. She gave me the contact information for Detective Vermont, phone# 443-418-9296. I left a voicemail for Detective Vermont to call me back and discuss the issue further. I got a call back from partner, Detective Simone. He said he would file a report and try to apprehend the suspect and call me with case number. I also left a message for Detective Horton, Fairfax police department, regarding the incident at the Safeway pharmacy in Alexandria, Virginia. Told me this detective would file report in Virginia. Joshua A. Thomas, D.O.
Giant Pharmacy 6223 Baltimore National Pike Catonsville, MD 21228 P#410-788-6220
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Incident Date: 05/28/2014
 
Date Reported to Board: 06/04/2014
 
Prescribers Name:  ​Helene Dumont
 
Prescriber Specialty: Internal Medicine
 
Prescriber Contact Information: 8700 Georgia Avenue Suite 400 301-585-6049
 
Maryland County / ZIP: Montgomery 20910
 
Description of Incident: Two separate prescriptions were written for percocet using a forged signature.  Montgomery Co. police were contacted and report filed on 6/3/14.

 
Incident Date: 05/20/2014
Date Reported to Board: 05/21/2014
Prescribers Name: ​IRA LEEDS, MD
Prescriber Specialty: SURGERY; JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL
Prescriber Contact Information: 1-770-356-6873 (CELL) OR 410-283-0587
Maryland County / ZIP: BALTIMORE CITY 21287
Description of Incident: 2 PADS OF JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PRECRIPTION PADS (50 TOTAL INDIVIDUAL PINK PRESCRIPTION BLANKS) WERE STOLEN FROM DR IRA LEEDS ON MAY 20, 2014. THE PADS WERE IN THE POCKET OF A LAB COAT THAT WAS IN A VEHICLE THAT WAS PARKED IN A RESIDENTIAL LOT AND TEMPORARILY UNLOCKED WHILE ITEMS WERE BEING TRANSPORTED. THE STOLEN PRESCRITION PADS ARE IDENTIFIED WITH SERIAL NUMBERS 0487801-0487850 AND WERE ISSUED TO DR LEEDS ON MAY 19, 2014.
 

 
 
Incident Date:
Date Reported to Board: 05/05/2014
Prescribers Name: ​Nicoline Schiess M.D.
Prescriber Specialty: Neurology
Prescriber Contact Information: nschies1@jhmi.edu
Maryland County / ZIP: Washington DC or Maryland
Description of Incident:
In May 2014 it was discovered that 2 prescription pads were missing from the desk of Dr. Schiess in Washington DC. These prescriptions might have been used in the past one or two years. Dr. Schiess does not practice in the United States, therefore ANY prescriptions under her name are being used illegally.

 
Incident Date 04/17/2014

Date Reported to Board 04/18/2014

Prescriber's Name Yoram Unguru, MD, MS, MA

Prescriber's Specialty Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Prescriber Contact Information 410-601-5864

Maryland County
Baltimore City

Zip Code 21215

Description of Incident
An individual impersonating Dr. Unguru called-in to Walgreens Pharmacy the following 3 prescriptions: Tramadol, Methocarbamol, and Ondansetron.  The specific Walgreens Pharmacy is located at 500 Meadow Creek Dr. Westminster, MD 21158, 410-848-0513; store ID #13457.

The individual provided Dr. Unguru's NPI #.  Based on the caller's heavily accented voice and nature of the prescriptions, the pharmacist at the store (Jalak) notified the on-call physician (Dr. Fixler) who in turn instructed the pharmacist not to fill the prescriptions.  Dr. Fixler then notified Dr. Unguru who is completing this notification.

 
Incident Date:  02/10/2014
Date Reported to Board:  02/11/2014
Prescribers Name: ​ Parmjit S Aujla, M.D.
Prescriber Specialty:  Internal medicine
Prescriber Contact Information:  5632 Annapolis Rd, Bladensburg, MD 20710
Maryland County / ZIP:  PG - 20710 Tel 301-699-8333 Fax 301-699-9344
Description of Incident: 
today morning i got a call from Cheverly pharmacy for confirmation
Oxycodon 30 mg #150 for BRYAN ROBINSON written on 2/10/2014
i have neve seen Mr. Bryan Robinson. I do not have any patient named Bryan Robinson
Shortly after that got another call from Grubb's pharmacy, e. capitol st, Washington DC for a similar prescription; Oxycodone 30mg every 6-8 hr #150. on DAWAYNE BOLTES. There is no patiend Dawayne Bolts in my practice. On my request, Grubb's pharmacy manager already reported to police and they have started their investigation.
i am also reporting to Bladenburg, MD police department about the incident
At the same time, i myself start pulling the charts for last whole week and look for the handwriting, if i can find the culprit
is any thing else, i have to do, please let me know, so that we can reach the culprit
of course, all my pads are under lock in my private chamber. No one have the key other than me
i alwasye have only one pad in my lab coat. i do not how it happened. in future i will be more vigilent. I will also give more training to my staff too. Thanks
 

 
Incident Date: SEP - OCT 2013
Date Reported to Board: FEB 2014
Prescribers Name:TALHA SIDDIQUI, MD
Prescriber Specialty: ANESTHESIOLOGY
Prescriber Contact Information:  703-369-2773
Maryland County / ZIP:
Description of Incident:
DR. SIDDIQUI HAS LEARNED THAT SCRIPTS AND "FAX RENEWAL REQUEST" FORMS BEARING HIS NAME AND FORMER MARYLAND OFFICE ADDRESS - BUT NEITHER WRITTEN, SIGNED, NOR AUTHORIZED BY HIM - WERE PRESENTED TO THE GIANT PHARMACY IN GLEN BURNIE. THE DATES ON THE UNAUTHORIZED SCRIPTS ARE BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 26, 2013, THROUGH OCTOBER 13, 2013. IT IS NOT KNOWN WHO WROTE OR SENT THE PRESCRIPTIONS, HOW THE PAD WAS OBTAINED BY THE INDIVIDUAL WHO WROTE THEM, OR WHETHER ADDITIONAL SCRIPTS WERE PRESENTED ELSEWHERE. DR. SIDDIQUI DID NOT WRITE, SIGN OR AUTHORIZE ANY SCRIPTS IN MARYLAND AFTER SEPTEMBER 20, 2013.
 

 
 
Incident Date: 1/6/14
Date Reported to Board:  1/8/14
Prescribers Name: Nicole Weidinger, APRN-BC, FNP
Prescriber Specialty: Pain Center, Sibley Hospital
Prescriber Contact Information: 202-364-6312
Maryland County / ZIP: Unknown
Description of Incident:
 
 Nicole received a phone call on 1/6/14 from CVS Pharmacy (location not verified) stating that a patient of hers has been getting prescriptions (a total of 4 in the last month) for Vicodin 10/325mg under her name & DEA number. These prescriptions were not authorized by Nicole through prescription or phone call.  The number that was used for call back is the Sibley Hospital switch board. 
 
Upon trying to identify the CVS that had initially called, it was discovered that two additional unauthorized prescriptions were called into CVS (240-440-0111) on Howard Farm Lane in Fredrick, MD. CVS flagged pt’s chart. It is believed that this patient is also getting unauthorized prescriptions filled in DC.
 
In total, the pt has obtained or attempted to obtain the following unauthorized prescriptions:
Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen 10/325
11/29- #72 tablets
12/3-#42 tablets
12/17- #60 tablets
12/30 #60 tablets
1/1- #60 tablets
1/2- #60 tablets
 
It’s believed that this pt obtained her DEA number from a paper script provided earlier in the pt care process.

 
Incident Date: 12/19/13
Date Reported to Board: 12/24/13
Prescribers Name: ​AMIR MIRZA ALIKHANI
Prescriber Specialty: PULMONOLOGIST/INTENSIVIST
Prescriber Contact Information: FORT WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER 20744
Maryland County / ZIP: FORT WASHINGTON MD 20744
Description of Incident: ON 12/19/13 AROUND 4PM, A CALL WAS RECEIVED BY THE UNIT SECRETARY OF THE 2-EAST NURSING UNIT FROM A PHARMACIST (ADNAN SAWWAN) FROM SHOPPERS PHARMACY (2000 GWYNNS FALLS PARKWAY, BALTIMORE MD 44-627-2292) THE NATURE OF THE CALL WAS TO VERIFY THE VALIDITY OF A PRESCRIPTION FOR OXYCODONE 15MG. THE CALL WAS TRANSFERRED TO MAY SARMIENTO, WHO THEN COMMUNICATED WITH THE PHARMACIST. SINCE DR. ALIKHANI WAS UNAVAILABLE, MS. SARMIENTO REQUESTED THAT THE PHARMACIST FAX A COPY OF THE PRESCRIPTION FOR VALIDATION. AFTER RECEIVING A FAXED COPY OF THE PRESCRIPTION, MS. SARMIENTO DETERMINED THAT THE PRESCRIPTION HAD BEEN FORGED. SHE RETURNED THE CALL TO THE PHARMACIST, AND COMMUNICATED THIS INFORMATION TO THE PHARMACIST. **THE PRESCRIPTION WAS WRITTEN FOR A "BERNARD HOPKINS - OXYCODONE 15MG #90". THE PERSON WAS NOT A PATIENT OF THE HOSPITAL. FORGED PRESCRIPTIONS BEARING DR. ALIKHANI NAME HAVE APPEARED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS OVER THE PASS 12 - 18 MONTHS.
COMPLETED BY HOWARD ROBINSON, PHARMD; DIR. OF PHARMACY; FORT WASHINGTON
 
 
Incident Date: 12/20/13
Date Reported to Board: 12/26/13
Prescribers Name: ​DR. CRAIG SUCHIN
Prescriber Specialty: INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
Prescriber Contact Information: BALTIMORE VASCULAR CARE 8600 LASALLE ROAD SUITE 120
Maryland County / ZIP: TOWSON, MD 21286
Description of Incident: ON EVENING OF 12/20/13 (AROUND 9:30PM) THE OFFICE OF BALTIMORE VASCULAR CARE WAS BURGLARIZED. THE ASSAILANT STOLE 2 LAPTOP COMPUTERS WITH POWER CORDS AND A SMALL LOCK BOX CONTAINING 8 PRESCRIPTIONS. FOUR OF THE PRESCRIPTIONS WERE WRITTEN  FOR PERCOCET 5MG/325MG PO PRN EVERY 4-6 HOURS #30. FOUR OTHER SCRIPTS WERE FOR CIPRO 500MG 1 TABLET 2 TIMES A DAY X 7 DAYS AND ZOFRAN 8 MG 1 TABLET 2X A DAY PRN PO (BOTH MEDICINES ON THE SAME SCRIPT). NONE OF THE SCRIPTS WERE SIGNED. A THEFT REPORT WAS FILED WITH FRESENIUS VASCULAR CARE, (OUR PARENT COMPANY) ON 12/23/13. THE BALTIMORE COUNTY POLICE WERE NOTIFIED AND A POLICE REPORT PREPARED ON 12/23/13 (INCIDENT # 13357-0407).

 
 
Incident Date: 10/16/2013
Date Reported to Board: 10/17/2013
Prescribers Name:  ​Dr. Aliya Chaudhry
Prescriber Specialty: Pediatrician
Prescriber Contact Information: 856-430-8072 or 410-398-0590
Maryland County / ZIP: 21921
Description of Incident: Dr. Chaudhry's script pad was stolen yesterday out of the office.  She is unaware of who confiscated the pad at this time.  She believes that it could have been stolen from her personal office or in one of the exam rooms.  This incident took place between the hours of 2 and 3pm.  The pack had about 1/2 to 1/3 of the blanks scripts available.  We have notified all of the local pharmacies already and we are hoping that this can be resolved soon.  Thank you for your time in this manner.
 
Dr. Chaudhry's Important Numbers:
DEA#FC2847858
LIC# D0072941
Email:  aliya009@hotmail.com
 
 
Incident Date:   8/16/2013
Date Reported to Board:   8/22/2103
Prescribers Name:  RICHARD SZYMANSKI, PHYSICIAN ASST.
Prescriber Specialty:  NEUROSURGERY - 410 955 6405
Prescriber Contact Information:   JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL, SHEIKH ZAYED TOWER 8116, 1800 ORLEANS ST
Maryland County / ZIP:  BALTIMORE, MD 21287
Description of Incident:  A PARTIAL PAD OF 5-10 PRESCRIPTIONS WERE EITHER LOST OR STOLEN FROM A NURSING STATION AT THE JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL. THE ORIGINAL SUPPLY OF 2 PADS HAD SERIAL NUMBERS 0439326 TO 0439350 AND 0439351 TO 0439375. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE PRESCRIPTIONS REPORTED AS MISSING WERE THE LAST 5-10 IN EITHER PAD
  
 

 
Incident Date:   7/28/2013
Date Reported to Board:   7/29/13
Prescribers Name:  JOHN MICHAEL SCHRUEFER, M.D
Prescriber Specialty:  EMERGENCY MEDICINE / PHLEBOLOGY
Prescriber Contact Information:   240-268-1227
Maryland County / ZIP:  MONTGOMERY COUNTY / 20850
Description of Incident: 
ON SUNDAY, JULY 28TH, A PHARMACIST FROM CVS IN CHESTER, MD CALLED DR.
SCHRUEFER TO ASK ABOUT A PRESCRIPTION FORM THEY RECEIVED FOR AN 11 MONTH
OLD INFANT (RILEY HOHMAN) FOR AMOXICILLIN. DR. SCHRUEFER DID NOT WRITE THIS
PRESCRIPTION. KERRY HOHMAN IS AN ULTRASONOGRAPHER WHO USED TO WORK IN DR.
SCHRUEFER'S ROCKVILLE, MD OFFICE FOR VEIN CLINICS OF AMERICA. HOWEVER, NOW
KERRY HOHMAN WORKS IN THE ANNAPOLIS, MD VEIN CLINICS OF AMERICA OFFICE. THE
HANDWRITING ON THE FORGED PRESCRIPTION FORM AND HER WRITTEN WORK IN
PATIENT'S MEDICAL RECORDS IS SIMILAR HANDWRITING (SAMPLE ATTACHED WITH THE
FORGED PRESCRIPTION FORM). POLICE HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED IN CHESTER, MD AS THIS
IS THE LOCATION OF THE CVS PHARMACY WHERE WE FIRST BECAME AWARE OF
INCIDENT.
  

 
Incident Date:  June 1-2, 2013                                               
Date Reported to Board: June 6, 2013
Prescribers Name: Abigail Race, PA
Prescriber Specialty: Surgery
Prescriber Contact Information: Johns Hopkins Hospital   410 502-2651 arace2@jhmi.edu
Maryland County / zip: Baltimore City 21287
Description of Incident: 2 pads of Johns Hopkins Hospital pink controlled substance prescription pads (appx. 25 individual prescriptions / pad) with serial numbers 0437151 t0 0437200 were reported as stolen from the Weinberg 4C nursing station during the week-end of June 1st / 2nd. The pads were issued to Abigail Race, PA. The event was reported to Johns Hopkins Corporate security on June 4 and is under investigation.
 
 
  
Incident Date: 5/29/13 - 5/31/13
Date Reported to Board: 6/12/13
Prescriber Name: Benista Owusu-Amo, MD
Prescriber Specialty: Medical Resident
Prescriber Contact lnformation; 603-703-8373
Maryland County / ZIP: Baltimore citv 21201
Description of lncident:
It was discovered Maryland General Hospital controlled prescription blanks were
missing from the Bolton Hill Clinic when the HospitaL was contacted by two different
retail pharmacies regarding suspicious prescriptions written for Percocet 325/10 mg,
#90 tabs Dr. Owusu-Amo had not Worked at the Bolton Hill Clinic nor was she
familiar with the patients named on the fraudultly written prescriptions. The stolen
blanks are numbered 58737-58744 and 63122-63130.
 
 
  
  
Incident Date: For the past year
Date Reported to Board: May 29, 2013
Prescribers Name: Haddijatou S. Ogunsola MD
Prescriber Specialty: Pain Management
Prescriber Contact Information: 410-590-8824
Maryland County I zip: Anne Arundel 21122
Description of Incident: For the past year we have had problems with someone u
Dr. Ogunsolas DEA number to receive medications that she did not prescribe and to
patients she has never seen. We have received several fake computer generated
prescriptions in her name mostly for Oxycodone 15mg and Oxycodone 30mg. The police
have been contacted however we wanted you to be aware of this as well, We were told
to report this to the Board of Pharmacy and that you would put out a letter to all of the
pharmacies. We know for a fact that this is happening in Anne Arundel County and
Baltimore City but are unaware of any where else it ma’’ have taken place at. If you need
any other information please feel free to contact us. Jennifer Sacks is the office manager
and would be able to answer questions or provide any other information that you may
need.
 
 
Incident Date: 09/11/2012                                                                                         
Date Reported to Board: 09/13/2012
Prescribers Name: Aroor S Rao
Prescriber Specialty: Cardiology
Prescriber Contact Information: 301-552-1200
Maryland County / zip: 20706
Description of Incident: Fraudulent script taken to RiteAid in Silverspring and  Giant Pharmacy 366 @ 301-585-2777 in silver spring for Oxycodone 30MG.  Script has some of our doctors names but no DEA or NPI. NOT THE REGULAR OFFICE SCRIPTS. Script has a forged signature of Dr.Aroor Rao.
 
Incident Date: 07/07/12
Date Reported to Board: 08/01/12
Prescribers Name: Cassie Kryzak, PA
Prescriber Specialty:
Prescriber Contact Information:41 0-368-6000
Maryland County / zip: City of Baltimore 21229
Description of Incident: Fake script was presented to Watgreens in Chester, MD. The fake script was
on a legitimate prescription form for controlled substances. Based upon the log number on the script,
this appears to be the only missing form.
 

 
Incident Date: 7/24/12
Date Reported to Board: 7/31/12
Prescribers Name:Janine Carrington DDS
Prescriber Specialty:Dentistry
Prescriber Contact Information: 8383 Cherry Lane Laurel MD
Maryland County / Zlp:20707
Description of Incident: Prescriptions for Demerol and Percocet printed on computer prescription form without
deritist’s knowledge or valid signature. 
 

 
Incident Date:   6 / 29 / 12
Date Reported to Board:              7 / 6 / 12
Prescribers Name:          ADULT MEDICINE CLINICS - JOHNS HOPKINS OUTPATIENT CENTER
Prescriber Specialty:      INTERNAL MEDICINE
Prescriber Contact Information:      JHOC 7TH FLR 410 955-3110
Maryland County / zip: 21287
Description of Incident:      A JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PRESCRITION PAD WITH NUMBERS 0357326 TO 03457350 MAY HAVE BEEN STOLEN ON, OR ABOUT, 6/19/12 AND ANY PRESCRIPTIONS IN THIS SEQUENCE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED FORGERIES UNLESS VERIFIED BY THE PRESCRIBER BY CALLING 410 955-3110. PRESCRIPTION NUMBER 0357326 WAS MADE OUT TO A CAROLYN WILMER (DOB 11-21-58), ADDRESS 203 N. DOUGLAS COURT 21231. THE PRESCRIBER WAS LISTED AS SUSAN TUDDENHAM T6271. THE PRESCRIPTION WAS NOT VALID (PER THE PHYSICIAN), AND THIS PATIENT HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN IN THE CLINIC. 
 
 
 
Incident Date:   4/30/12
Date Reported to Board:              4/30/12
Prescribers Name:          Lawrence L. Rubin, MD
Prescriber Specialty:      Internal Medicine
Prescriber Contact Information:      3 Nashua Court Suite H Baltimore MD 443-579-1088
Maryland County / zip: Baltimore County 21221
Description of Incident:    A prescription pad with the name Lawrence L Rubin, MD was stolen or copies made, location of the theft is unknown. Several area pharmacies called/faxed copies of the fraudulent prescriptions, all made out for varying amounts of Oxycodone. Baltimore County Police were notified.
 

 

Incident Date:   2/27/12, 2/17/12, 3/2/12, 2/13/12, 12/3/11, 2/2/12, 1/23/12, 1/12/12
Date Reported to Board:              3/5/12
Prescribers Name:          Arthur Hildreth, M.D., Maciej Chodynicki, M.D. Jeannine Cannito, CRNP-PMH, Kamau Collins, M.D., Claude Smith, M.D.
Prescriber Specialty:      Psychiatry
Prescriber Contact Information:          8114 Sandpiper Circle, Suite 215
Maryland County / zip: Baltimore, MD 21236
Description of Incident:   We have received multiple copies of forged prescriptions. We believe several prescription pads were stolen from the office from multiple providers. All scripts were written for Oxycodone 30mg.
 

 
Incident Date:   Approximately 1/13/12-1/20/12
Date Reported to Board:              1/31/12
Prescribers Name:          Vincent Perrotta, MD
Prescriber Specialty:      Plastic Surgery
Prescriber Contact Information:       410-546-0464
Maryland County / zip: Wicomico/21801
Description of Incident:
 

 
Incident Date:   2/5/2012
Date Reported to Board:              2/6/2012
Prescribers Name:          Letitia W. Short, M.D.
Prescriber Specialty:      Integrative Medicine, Allergy, Specialized Adult Medicine and Pediatrics
Prescriber Contact Information:    410.337.2707
901 Dulaney Valley Road
Dulaney Center II
Suite #101
Towson, Maryland 21204
Maryland County / zip:
Description of Incident:     My office was burglarized this past weekend and blank prescription pads were taken.
 

 

Incident Date:   Unknown
Date Reported to Board:              2/14/12
Prescribers Name:          Steven E. Capland, MD, Catherine Fearson, CPNP
Prescriber Specialty:      Pediatrics
Prescriber Contact Information:     2411 W. Belvedere, Ste. 508, Baltimore, MD 21215
(410)578-8383 or (410)601-8384
Maryland County / zip:                 21215
Description of Incident:  Was notified by a pharmacy on 2/14/2012 that a person by the name of Lamont Hudson has filled various prescriptions for controlled substances since 1/24/12. The prescriptions were forged with Dr. Capland's signature.
 

 

Incident Date:   12/8/11
Date Reported to Board:              12/8/11
Prescribers Name:          COMMUNITY CHILD PSYCHIATRY PROGRAMS AT JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL
Prescriber Specialty:      PEDIATRIC PSYCHIATRY
Prescriber Contact Information:      410 262-6434
Maryland County / zip:                 BALTIMORE CITY 21231
Description of Incident:    JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PRESCRIPTION PADS WITH SERIAL NUMBERS 0062215 – 0062450 REPORTED AS STOLEN FROM CLINIC OFFICE OF DR. JOYCE NOLAN HARRISON, 403 N. CAROLINE STREET, BALTIMORE, MD.
 

 

Incident Date:    8/31/2011
Date Reported to Board:              11/16/2011
Prescribers Name:          Nathan C Moskowitz, M.D.
Prescriber Specialty:      Neurological Surgery
Prescriber Contact Information:     212 N. Adams Street Suite 1, Rockville, MD 20850
Maryland County / zip:                 Montgomery, 20850
Description of Incident:   A forger somehow obtained above pad or copied above. Different people have turned up at different pharmacies with “Roxycodone #150”. The policed are called but some may be filled by innocent pharmacists. Please take care to never fill any Roxycodone or any narcotics over #60 for Dr. Moskowitz.
 
 
Incident Date:   9/23/2011, 11/3/2011
Date Reported to Board:              11/4/2011
Prescribers Name:          RICHARD HUDES, M.D.
Prescriber Specialty:      RADIATION ONCOLOGY
Prescriber Contact Information:    410 368 2965
Maryland County / zip:                 21229
Description of Incident:         ON 9/23/11 I WAS CONTACTED BY A PHARMACIST REGARDING A FALSIFIED/ FORGED OXYCODONE 30 MG PRESCRIPTION WRITTEN ON A STOLEN PRESCRIPTION PAD FROM ST AGNES HOSPITAL CANCER INSTITUTE. THE PERPETRATOR, WHO IS NOT A PATIENT OF MINE, WAS ARRESTED AND TRIAL IS PENDING.
ON 11/3/11 I WAS CONTACTED BY ANOTHER PHARMACIST REGARDING A FALSIFIED/ FORGED OXYCODONE 30 MG PRESCRIPTION WRITTEN ON A STOLEN PRESCRIPTION PAD FROM ST AGNES HOSPITAL CANCER INSTITUTE. THE PERPETRATOR, WHO IS NOT A PATIENT OF MINE, WAS ARRESTED. THE SAME PRESCRIPTION PAD ALSO HAS THE NAME AND DEA# OF SYLWESTER DZIUBA, M.D.
DR. DZIUBA AND I WOULD LIKE PHARMACISTS TO PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE AT 410 368 2965 TO VERIFY ALL CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PRESCRIPTIONS. WE ARE ON CALL 24/7, BUT IF WE ARE LATE IN RESPONDING THEN WE ASK THAT YOU NOT FILL SUCH PRESCRIPTIONS UNTIL CONFIRMATION WITH OUR OFFICE EVEN IF IT’S NOT UNTIL THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY.
 
 
Incident Date:   11/21/2011
Date Reported to Board:              11/22/2011
Prescribers Name:          Joshua Ewen, MD
Prescriber Specialty:      Neurology and Developmental Medicine
Prescriber Contact Information:    Kennedy Krieger Institute 707 N. Broadway, Balto. MD 21205
Maryland County / zip: Balto. MD 21205
Description of Incident:     Received information at 10:30 AM 11/21/11 from Michelle, Pharmacist at Harlem Gardens Pharmacy in Baltimore that an individual tried to fill a fraudulent prescription for Oxycodone at her pharmacy. Michelle advised that the script appeared authentic. After viewing faxed image of script it was determined that an unknown quantity of Dr. Ewen’s prescriptions had been stolen. Copy of prescription attached. Police were notified.
 
 
Incident Date:   6/27/2011
Date Reported to Board:              6/27/2011
Prescribers Name:          Kavita B. Kalra, M.D.
Prescriber Specialty:      Oncology, Hematology
Prescriber Contact Information:               410-261-8364
Maryland County / zip:    Baltimore City 21218
Description of Incident:       Physician was called by the Old Town Pharmacy in Baltimore to verify the prescription for Alprazolam. This was a fraudulent prescription and likely written on a stolen prescription pad. Complaint was filed with the Baltimore City Police Department.
 
 
Incident Date:   5/27/2011
Date Reported to Board:              6/1/2011
Prescribers Name:          MOORE CLINIC AT JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL
Prescriber Specialty:      INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Prescriber Contact Information:               410-614-6044
Maryland County / zip:                 Baltimore City 21287
Description of Incident:       2 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PRESCRIPTION PADS (25 INDIVIDUAL PRESCRIPTIONS/PAD) REPORTED AS STOLEN FROM THE MOORE CLINIC WITH SERIAL NUMBERS 0284776 – 0284825. 1 OF THESE PRESCRIPTIONS WAS IDENTIFIED AS FRAUDULENT AND ATTEMPTED TO BE FILLED FOR OXYCODONE 30MG.  
 
 
Incident Date:   12/23/2010, 12/30/2010, 1/6/2011
Date Reported to Board:              1/6/2011
Prescribers Name:          David A. Cohen, MD.
Prescriber Specialty:      Orthopedic Surgery
Prescriber Contact Information:               410-282-7600 ext. 224
Maryland County / zip: Baltimore, MD 21224
Description of Incident  A MedStar Franklin Square Hospital prescription pad was stolen and my DEA number was used to write over six known scripts for Oxycodone 30 mg #100.
  
 
Incident Date: October 13, 2010
Date Reported to Board:              October 13, 2010
Prescribers Name:          Dr. David M. Cromwell
Prescriber Specialty:      Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Prescriber Contact Information:               10751 Falls Rd. Ste. 401
Lutherville, MD 21093
410-583-2920
410-583-2925 (fax)
Maryland County / zip: Baltimore County 21093
Description of Incident:          A CVS Pharmacy in Nottingham, MD informed Dr. David M. Cromwell that a patient of Dr. David M. Cromwell had a prescription for Oxycontin filled on October 1, 2010 and then tried again on October 13th to have a prescription filled for Oxycontin on one of the doctor’s prescription forms. The pharmacy called Dr. Cromwell’s office on October 13th to verify that Dr. Cromwell had written the prescription, which he had not. Dr. Cromwell believes that this person stole his prescription pad when in the office for a patient visit.
 

 
Incident Date:   9/26/2010
Date Reported to Board:              9/29/2010
Prescribers Name:          Maryam Jaberi MD, FACS
Prescriber Specialty:      General Surgery
Prescriber Contact Information:          410-939-0700
Maryland County / zip:                 Harford County
Description of Incident:      Fraudulent script taken to Walgreens pharmacy in Forest Hill MD with Doctors DEA and NPI
 

 
 
Incident Date: 2/24/2010
Date Reported to Board: 2/26/2010
Prescribers Name: Edward Arrison
Prescriber Specialty: Pain Management, Anesthesiology
Prescriber Contact Information: 410-752-4101
Maryland County / zip: Baltimore City 21230
Description of Incident: Fed-Ex delivered box of pads, several missing
 

Incident Date: 12/18/2012
Date Reported to Board: 12/18/2012
Prescribers Name: Douglas G. Pincock DM
Prescriber Specialty: Pedodontist
Prescriber Contact Information: 301-881-8351 or 301-916-0102
Maryland County / zip: Montgomery County
Description of Incident: Was notified by a pharmacy that several scripts was written in Kelly Patton-Pertell's name for vicodine and Flexeril and Forged Dr. Pincock signature, pads were stolen back in Oct. 2012.