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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

High-prescribing Derby nurse surrenders drug licenses

By Lisa Chedekel
CT Health I-Team
A Derby nurse practitioner whose prolific prescribing of potent narcotics was the subject of a February story by C-HIT has surrendered her state and federal licenses to prescribe controlled substances and is the subject of an “open investigation” by the state Department of Public Health, officials said Monday.
Heather Alfonso, an advanced-practice registered nurse at the Comprehensive Pain & Headache Treatment Centers LLC in Derby, surrendered her controlled-substance registration after a recent probe by the Drug Control Division of the Department of Consumer Protection, a spokeswoman for the department confirmed.
“The controlled-substance registration of this provider has been turned in,” said the spokeswoman, Claudette Carveth. She said the agency had no further comment.

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