The state’s Attorney General’s Office and the Division of Consumer Affairs has revoked the license of a doctor formerly associated with the Garden State Pain Control Center for the over prescription of opioid-based pain medications.
Dr. Binod Sinha had once been owner GSPCC, which has three different offices around the state, but left several months ago after he was charged by the state. “He is not associated with the practice anymore,” said a GSPCC spokesperson. “The charges against him have nothing to do with us.”
During the summer, undercover officers for Middlesex County Police videotaped Dr. Sinha prescribing opioid pain pills allegedly without medical justifications, and taking cash payments for those prescriptions.
“The videotape unquestionably reveals that Dr. Sinha did little more than act as a drug dealer when he supplied the undercover officer with a prescription for 60 extremely powerful pain pills for $200 cash without conducting any medical examination to establish whether she needed the drugs,” said New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino in a press release.
“With this revocation we have permanently rid our medical profession of yet another corrupt doctor whose reckless prescribing habits undermine our efforts to break the death grip of addiction in this state. And we will continue to weed out problem prescribers who refuse to join us in this fight to save lives.”
Dr. Sinha’s license has been permanently revoked in the state for selling endocet, the generic form of Percocet, for cash, and overprescribing Oxycodone, Oxycontin, and other addictive pan killing drugs in the final order of permanent revocation of licensure filed on December 6. Dr. Sinha did not protest the charges.
The revocation is a win for the state, which has been battling opioid addiction for several years and has seen one of the highest overdose death rates of opioid-based painkillers per capita since 2015.