Frank Campione, 47 y/o physician assistant from Ocean County, NJ was indicted March, 2017 with unlawful practice of medicine on charges he prescribed medication when he wasn’t licensed to do so, between September 2011 and Feb. 18, 2016. He was arrested Feb. 19, 2016 as a part of the New Jersey attack on 31 health care providers across the state.
Campione’s arrest was based on an investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office stating that between Jan. 2015 and Jan. 2016 Campione met with individuals in public places and supposedly sold them prescriptions for opiates and other drugs that were not the result of a medical diagnosis, including oxycodone and Xanax. That is the government’s attempt to make legitimate medicine sound like drug dealing.
Mr. Campione ran a mobile medical service where he went to the patients, and his charges are for basically doing his job, being accused of prescribing medication in various towns in the state. He has been a legally licensed PA in the state of NJ for over 18 years and has always been in good standing with the DCA and the Board of Medicine.
He was initially charged with one count each of unlawful practice of medicine, distribution of a controlled dangerous substance and conspiracy to obtain a controlled dangerous substance by fraud, but the distribution and conspiracy charges were dropped. The offense charged in the indictment is a third-degree crime, which carries of penalty of up to five years in prison if convicted.
This case is obviously an abuse of power. The DOJ can target an innocent person, create a crime, and get them indicted and convicted on lies. Rally, New Jersey, and acquit this man!!