Nurse Practitioner Surrenders Drug Licenses

Derby, Conn. (WTNH) –  A nurse practitioner in Derby has handed over her federal and state licenses to prescribe controlled substances after a recent investigation by the Drug Control Division of the Department of Consumer Protection.

Health Alfonso is an advanced practice registered nurse at the Comprehensive Pain & Headache Treatment Centers, LLC, in Derby. The director of the Drug Control Division of the Department of Consumer Protection, John Gadea Jr. testified last month at a Congressional committee that Alfonso is one of the top ten prescibers of controlled substances in the country. Alfonso wrote more than 8,000 prescriptions for opioids and Schedule II drugs in 2012. Schedule II drugs are medications that considered having a higher potential for abuse. Medicare records show that 94% of Alfonso’s patients got at least one prescription for a Schedule II drug. Other medical practitioners rarely prescribed such drugs.

The Department of Public health is still investigating Alfonso’s APRN license.

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