A New Jersey undercover sting operation has one local doctor accused of overprescribing opioid pills. When the undercover officer asked for more pills, the doctor obliged without issue.
of Toms River stands accused by the New Jersey Attorney General of overprescribing OxyContin and fentanyl to patients.
The state Board of Medical Examiners has removed Coplin’s ability to prescribe any further controlled substances pending an investigation into the allegations.
The Board of Medical Examiners has accused the 62-year-old doctor of having “engaged in a pattern of careless and reckless conduct.”
The state used two undercover patients and undercover videotaping of his medical offices to build the case against Coplin.
Coplin’s attorney, John Hanamirian, says Coplin “could have definitely been more aware of what was happening in his patient population.”