UPDATE: Lallemand agreed to a license supension amid charges. Read the May 9 story on nj.com.
Just a month after Holmdel resident Dr. Roger Lallemand Jr. received special permission to be one of a small number of doctors statewide approved to prescribe medical marijuana, his practices have come under question by the attorney general's office, says the Star Ledger.
In a front page report in the May 6 Sunday Star-Ledger, the newspaper describes a complaint filed last week with the state Board of Medical Examiners, in which Lallemand is said to have written thousands of prescriptions for powerful painkillers when not medically necessary. In some cases, the complaint states, when there was clear evidence the patients were selling or trading the pills.
Lallemand is expected to appear Wednesday before the Board in Trenton to address an undercover investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, according to the Star Ledger.
Roger Lallemand, M.D. of Holmdel, practices in Old Bridge, Asbury Park and Keyport with Healthpoint Medical Group.