Medical Provider Contracts

The Commission examined allegations of organized crime influence over firms that were awarded no-bid contracts to provide pharmaceutical services and unit-dose medications to patients at the Essex County Hospital Center, Jail, Jail Annex and Geriatric Center.  In a letter to the County Board of Freeholders’ President, the Commission alerted local officials of questionable circumstances related to the contracts and urged the adoption of appropriate procedures for competitive bidding practices.

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