Toms River oncologist loses license for hepatitis B outbreak

    Toms River oncologist Parvez Dara is now without a license after the state Board of Medical Examiners determined his negligence led to the spread of hepatits B.

    Dara’s license has been revoked for four years, but because it had already been revoked for two-and-a-half years, he can reapply for it in 18 months. reports a six-hour hearing highlighted unsanitary conditions in Dara’s office, like blood stains, unwrapped syringes exposed to chemo fumes and other unsanitary conditions. Dara’s lawyer says a nurse was called away for a famiy emergency the day those photos were taken, causing the mess to go uncleaned.

    Deputy Attorney General Siobhan Krier says at least 29 of Dara’s patients have been infected with hepatitis B. One patient filed a suit against Dara last month.

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