- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A printing company has lost its authority to print prescription blanks for physicians because it didn’t follow security requirements and issued 25,000 blanks to unauthorized individuals.

New Jersey Consumer Affairs officials say Downtown Printing Center of New Brunswick must stop producing and distributing prescription blanks for at least three years under a consent order made public Wednesday. The firm also must destroy or forward to the state all equipment used to produce blanks and any materials it has in stock.

Between August 2012 and December 2014, the firm filled six orders totaling 25,000 blank prescriptions in the name of three individuals claiming to be licensed physicians. But officials say none of them were physicians.

Officials say the people whose names were used were not involved in the scheme and didn’t know their names were being used.

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