Physician's Aide Must Face Opioid Charges; Doc Ducks Them

Law360 (February 24, 2020, 7:14 PM EST) -- A physician's assistant charged with pretending to be a doctor and handing out unnecessary opioid prescriptions will have to face some of the previously dismissed charges against him, while his supervising physician is off the hook, a New Jersey state appeals court ruled Monday.

The three-judge panel reinstated some charges against physician's assistant Frank Campione that had been thrown out by a lower court, including unlawful practice of medicine and distribution of controlled dangerous substances, as well as weapons charges related to hollow-point bullets and brass knuckles.

But the panel upheld the dismissal of all charges against Campione's supervising physician, Howard...

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