Delaware officials are prohibiting three health care workers from prescribing drugs, saying the pose a danger to the public.
Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock this week suspended the controlled substance registrations of Drs. Mohammed Niaz of Newark and Patrick Titus of Milford, and Nurse Jean Binkley, who is employed by Niaz.
State officials say all three overprescribed prescription painkillers and ignored evidence that some of their pain management patients were abusing or illegally diverting drugs including Oxycodone.
The three health care workers will have the opportunity to challenge the suspensions of their controlled substances licenses at hearings scheduled for Jan. 25.
A woman answering the phone at Niaz’s office Friday said neither he nor Binkley was available. Titus did not immediately return a message left with an office worker.