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Township Doctor’s License Revoked For Prescription Violations

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The state Board of Medical Examiners has revoked the license of Dr. Ali Mansour for at least two years.

A township doctor’s medical license has been revoked over charges that he prescribed “narcotic painkillers that put his patients at risk of addiction, and of continuing to prescribe increasing dosages to patients despite clear evidence that they were abusing drugs,” according to a release from the state Attorney General’s Office.

Dr. Ali G. Mansour, who has an office on DeMott Lane, can apply to the state Board of Medical Examiners for his license to be restored in two years, according to the release. But even if it is restored, the realease said, he will not be able to prescribe Controlled Dangerous Substances in New Jersey.

“This doctor allegedly continued to make large quantities of narcotic painkillers available to patients, despite evidence of apparent drug abuse,” Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said in the release. “This is a violation of his oath to do no harm, and his obligation to help patients who show signs of addiction. The Board of Medical Examiners took the right action in revoking his license.”

The revocation became effective upon Mansour’s signing of a consent order, according to the release.

An investigation into eight of Mansour’s patients was conducted by the OAG’s Division of Consumer Affairs, according to the release. That investigation found that:

  • Mansour continued to prescribe”excessive amounts of potentially addictive drugs such as oxycodone or alprazolam … even though their specific diagnoses did not warrant such large quantities of the drugs and even though Mansour was presented with evidence of drug abuse by the patients. Several patients tested positive for heroin, cocaine or prescription opiates that Mansour had not prescribed for them.
  • In several cases, Mansour obtained information from the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program that several of his patients were “doctor shopping” to obtain rage quantities of narcotic medications, yet he still prescribed increasing dosages or amounts of those drugs.

The consent order signed by Mansour states that he does not contest the charges, according to the release. Mansour must also pay a $100,000 civil penalty and a $50,000 reimbursement for the state’s investigative costs and attorney’s fees. He has two years in which to pay the fines, the release said.

Before Mansour can apply to have his license reinstated in two years, he must “successfully complete Board-approved classes on prescribing and on record keeping,” according to the release. “Within the second year of his revocation period, he must also comply with the findings of a skills and competency evaluation by either Albany Medical College or the Center for Personalized Education of Physicians. As part of his reapplication process he must appear before a committee of the Board.”

Mansour would also be on probation for two years, the release said.

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