It has now been a common belief that opioid addiction begins at the doctor’s office. It’s hard to dispute that assertion now as New Jersey physician Morris “Moishe” Starkman has been guilty of said act.
The former Bordentown, NJ doctor prescribed over 1.4 million opioid painkillers within a 36-month period, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. The reports also indicate that at least one of Starkman’s patients suffered a fatal overdose. He faces eight counts of distributing controlled substances, four counts of health care fraud and two counts of insurance fraud, and can very well be brought before a grand jury when all is said and done.