A Las Vegas pain management physician was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 13, and charged with 29 counts of unlawful distribution of a potent opioid drug and health care fraud. The U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) said it leveled the charges against Dr. Steven A. Holper, 66. Seven of the 29 charges allege the doctor prescribed the opioid Subsys (fentanyl sublingual spray), outside his professional practice to people who had no medical need for the drug. According to the DOJ, Dr. Holper “routinely prescribed Subsys for his patients without cancer.” The remaining charges involve Dr. Holper’s alleged false statements to Medicare and private health ... Read More
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