Disciplinary Action against
Richard Menashe, D.O. (2002)

Stephen Barrett, M.D.


Richard B. Menashe, D.O., who practices in Edison New Jersey, offers chelation therapy and many other nonstandard treatments. In 1992, the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners reprimanded him for illegally selling steroid drugs to a patient who wanted to use them for bodybuilding. In 2002, as shown below, he was reprimanded for selling dietary supplements to a patients for more than 10% above their cost, which violated New Jersey regulations.


DAVID SAMSON
ATTORNEY GENERAL OF NEW JERSEY
Division of Law
124 Halsey street, 5th Floor
P.O. Box 45029
Newark, New Jersey 07101

FILED
July 23, 2002
NEW JERSEY STATE BOARD
OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS

By: Swang Oo
Deputy Attorney General
Attorney for Board of Medical Examiners
(973) 648-7093

STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DEPARTMENT OF LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF CONSUMERS AFFAIRS


IN THE MATTER OF
RICHARD B. MENSHE, D.O.

LICENSE NO. MB46474

TO PRACTICE MEDICINE &
SURGERY IN THE STATE OF
NEW JERSEY


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Administrative Action

CONSENT ORDER

This matter was opened to the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners ("'the Board”) upon receipt of information concerning the care and treatment of patient A.S. and the sale of vitamins and nutritional supplements. Respondent, Richard B. Menashe, D.O. appeared before a Committee of the Board on April 25, 2001 together with his counsel Richard Tanner, Esq., and testified that he had charged a fee in violation of N.J.A.C. 13:35-7.5(h).

Respondent also testified that he had dispensed more than a seven-day supply of vitamins or nutritional supplements to patients. Since “Drug” is defined as including “a vitamin or food supplement, or any compounded combination of any of the above" (see N.J.A.C. 13:35-7.1), that was a violation of N.J.S.A. 45:9-22.11 based upon the Board's review of this matter. Respondent has advised that he wished to resolve this matter without further proceeding.

IT IS on this 18th day of  July, 2002

ORDERED:

  1. Respondent has and shall continue to cease and desist from selling or dispensing vitamins and nutritional supplements in more than seven days' supply to patients;
  2. Respondent is hereby reprimanded for charging in excess of ten (10) percent over his actual acquisition cost of vitamins and nutritional supplements in violation of N.J.A.C. 13:35-7.5{h);
  3. Respondent has agreed to a civil penalty in the amount of $5,000.00 by certified check or money order to the New Jersey state Board of Medical Examiners upon entry of this Order;
  4. Respondent has agreed to pay investigative costs in the amount of $1,724.36 by certified check or money order to the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners upon entry of this Order;
  5. Respondent shall successfully complete, at his own cost, the PROBE ethics course on or before June 1, 2003 and achieve an unconditional passing grade thereon; and
  6. Respondent, notwithstanding anything contained herein, specifically reserves all rights, privileges and opportunities to dispense vitamins and nutritional supplements in accordance with the applicable law, should the, Legislature, this Board or any other appropriate rule-making authority revise or modify “the seven-day rule" as set forth in N.J.S.A. 45:9-22.11, with respect to vitamins and nutritional supplements.

New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners

By: ______________________
William V. Harrer, M.D., B.L.D.
President

I have read and understood the within
Order and agree to be bound by its terms.
Consent is hereby given to
the Board to enter this order.

_______________________
Richard B. Menashe, D.O.

Consent is hereby given as to form.

_______________________
Richard Tanner, Esq.
Attorney to Respondent

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