A Keene, New Hampshire, dentist is temporarily barred from prescribing drugs after an investigation found he wrote about 20 prescriptions for painkillers without documents to prove they were valid.
The New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners suspended Ayman Jacobs' privileges after an employee in his practice said the dentist repeatedly asked her to fill prescriptions for Vicodin, Norco or Percocet from February through October, saying they were for family members. He told her to return the drugs to him, sometimes leaving them in his car or in her purse in a break room.
The worker says she filled the prescriptions to protect her job.
It came to light when a pharmacist in Keene got suspicious and reported the irregularities to the state police.
A hearing will be held within 60 days. Calls to Jacobs' home and office were not immediately returned.