Doctor's wife charged with forging pr...

Doctor's wife charged with forging prescriptions

There are 82 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 15, 2008, titled Doctor's wife charged with forging prescriptions. In it, Newsday reports that:

The wife of a Wading River doctor stole about 100 prescription slips from her husband's practice and forged them to obtain painkillers, the state police said.

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Kathleen

Long Beach, NY

#26 Feb 15, 2008
Where was her "doctor" husband during this time??? Asleep at the wheel????
Mastic Bashers

Medford, NY

#28 Feb 15, 2008
She wasn't from Mastic?
mee

Brooklyn, NY

#32 Feb 15, 2008
So you want to marry a doctor??
cjd

Bronx, NY

#33 Feb 15, 2008
arent prescription pads ebmedded with a traceable code nowadays so stuff like this doesnt happen? this woman is an idiot. i hear its almost a year/sheet of paper in jail...or something like that. could be a fine/paper.
Big Brother

Holbrook, NY

#34 Feb 15, 2008
NYStateOfMind wrote:
A very sad situation, indeed.
There should be some NY State database created so pharmacists can see the prescriptions being filled by a doctor. If the trend is too frequent based on an individual or type of prescription, the pharmamcist needs to report this to local authorities.
There alread IS a database of who is taking what prescriptions. My pharmacist told me all prescriptions are logged into a central computer with the state to see who is taking what and which doctor is too generous with his pad. And not just controlled substances.
Stressed out

Holbrook, NY

#35 Feb 15, 2008
could use some pain killers myself at the moment to remove me from my awareness that THE PUBLIC SERVANTS AND POLITICIANS ARE ROBBING US ALL BLIND. Isn't that one of the perks when you marry a doctor, that you get all the drugs you can eat?
BabyBoomer

Brooklyn, NY

#37 Feb 15, 2008
Did her hubby doc know about this. I guess not if the Rx's were forged. Now his future could be in the toilet as well. Addiction knows no class, color or religion..but with some background that others don't have (medical..even if it was her husband that was the doctor), she should have gotten help to ween her off drugs.
It's very sad-but she was selfish knowing that she was involving her family and continuing to do it.
Help is available and was available to those facing the same.
Richie Rich

Disputanta, VA

#40 Feb 15, 2008
The jokes on her wrote:
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The doctor was doing it with her. What a joke they should have arrested him to shes probably just taking the fall for him so he doesnt lose his license and practice...Dont be naive to him he has been doing it longer then she has...
Yeah, probably.....Dr.s can't self prescribe, can they? I know that my aunt + uncle are Dr.s and whenever one is sick or whatever, the other writes a script..
Richie Rich

Disputanta, VA

#42 Feb 15, 2008
Susan wrote:
Very sad situation. Perhaps doctors should keep their prescription pad under lock and key from everyone,office staff as well as family members. This happens too often. The husband must be blind if he did not notice she is spaced out too often.
What I don't get is pharmacies call and verify controlled scripts.....she couldn't have been at it alone..
Richie Rich

Disputanta, VA

#43 Feb 15, 2008
NYStateOfMind wrote:
A very sad situation, indeed.
There should be some NY State database created so pharmacists can see the prescriptions being filled by a doctor. If the trend is too frequent based on an individual or type of prescription, the pharmamcist needs to report this to local authorities.
The individual I could see being useful....types of medication, I don't know? Pharmacists aren't doctors and have no idea of a patients medical history. The DEA keeps tabs on the controlled stuff anyways....
Richie Rich

Disputanta, VA

#44 Feb 15, 2008
Candy wrote:
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Doctors are not known for their emotional intelligence. This woman must have a huge amount of pain. Or maybe he is cheap and wouldn't give her any money. Who knows.
Thats the same idea I'm leaning towards. He was probably a controlling prick, and she figures screw it, get a pad and puts him out there and goes shopping.....:)
Richie Rich

Disputanta, VA

#45 Feb 15, 2008
Big Brother wrote:
<quoted text> There alread IS a database of who is taking what prescriptions. My pharmacist told me all prescriptions are logged into a central computer with the state to see who is taking what and which doctor is too generous with his pad. And not just controlled substances.
True, but I know when I read up on it, theres still 14 states that they say don't have the system in place yet. I'm sure they do, but it hasn't past the legislation needed, so they can't enforce it yet. I'll try and find the link to it, you can tell it's like this because it tells you the year that it was implemented, and the year that the records go back to and the records date in quite a few states pre-dates the year that it was implemented by several years sometimes....It's just a matter of time before we all have chips in our body that can be scanned by satellites from space ;)
Richie Rich

Disputanta, VA

#46 Feb 15, 2008
Barack O Bam Bam wrote:
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By paper I assume you mean probation? I think she'll catch a half and half and a fine as well. Who knows she might get great pay lawyer and walk altogether.
I think they meant a year per sheet of prescription pad paper.
MEE

Garfield, NJ

#49 Feb 15, 2008
Richie Rich wrote:
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The individual I could see being useful....types of medication, I don't know? Pharmacists aren't doctors and have no idea of a patients medical history. The DEA keeps tabs on the controlled stuff anyways....
Pharmacists are as educated as doctors and they should know the patients medical history
tess

Brooklyn, NY

#51 Feb 15, 2008
I am an ex-patient of this practice myself and know there was a problem in the not so distant past with an employee forging prescriptions for Vicodin. It would be impossible for Dr. Bernard not to know what was going on and who says they weren't for him? Unfortunately, he does not have a "clean" reputation in our town.
BBoomer

Brooklyn, NY

#54 Feb 15, 2008
an American wrote:
She was selling them!
How could she have brought so many scripts to a pharmacy-even if it were different pharmacies-the network on all computers should have red flagged it. I suppose it was because her husband was a Dr. Pretty Nasty ! When I've tried to renew a script and it's too early--they will tell me I have to wait 30 days or 60 days-or whatever it is. There's more people involved than her.
joes friend

AOL

#55 Feb 15, 2008
got message
Richie Rich

United States

#56 Feb 15, 2008
MEE wrote:
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Pharmacists are as educated as doctors and they should know the patients medical history
I never meant they are uneducated, just that they don't have a clinical interview and examination each month or however long, or a medical chart to review. They don't need to either, their job is hard enough. A single medical clinic might see 70 patients a day, but a single pharmacy might see 50 of those patients times 20 different clinics a day. If you really get into studying numbers, the ratio of abusers of the system to people with legit issues is not that large. You know, kind of like for each news story you hear like this one, there are thousands of patients cared for without any issue.
We See all But ourselves

AOL

#58 Feb 15, 2008
Relax take a breath imagine you feel like s--t every day never happy always down you take all your rx meds as told sometimes 3,4 or 5 pills a day nothing helps. then however for whatever reason you ''take one" and you feel better than you have in years. you wake up the next day you know you shouldnt but you just want to feel NORMAL ? HAPPY like other people so you do it again and you feel normal again. like other people.but its the wrong med for the wrong problem so you stop and it all goes wrong again WHY ME! you do what your told your a good person but your always sad. AND you finally say I dont care I just want to feel HAPPY!NOW look around you and imagine the girl is your SISTER, MOTHER DAUGHTER or even YOU! YOUR severely Depressed, meds dont help ,your desperate though you know the consequences you just want to feel NORMAL. it can be oxy alcohol or any other drug that works. So you little people who can laugh ridicule and have all the answers remember next time it may be your sister mother or even you. An observer who has not commented before but would bet its more than trying to get high. so before the next cruel comment it may be someone you love in the position of guilt before innocence and was ridiculed by circus. Can you imagine this is how people treat each other in need? God help us all.
Luke M

Ridge, NY

#61 Feb 15, 2008
i feel very sorry for this family, i've known them all for some time now. i hope she gets the help she needs. and also Dr. Bernard is a very nice guy, and i believe he had no idea this was going on. i may be wrong though.

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