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Nevada medical professional, nurses deal with charges in biggest nationwide opioid prescription scams crackdown

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The District of Nevada submitted charges against Dr. Horace P. Guerra, Robert D. Harvey; a surgical specialist, Alejandro Incera, and Leslie Kalyn; both nurse specialists, in a 29-count indictment for opioid-related offenses, inning accordance with a release from the department. The group belongs to an opioid scams crackdown that resulted in 76 physicians charged and 84 opioid cases involving more than 13 million unlawful doses of opioids.

Inning accordance with the release, Harvey and Incera used Dr. Guerra’s pre-signed prescription pad to recommend Hydrocodone and Oxycodone to clients. Incera and Kalyn presumably prescribed Lidocaine, Modafinil, and Diclofenac Sodium to clients.

The medications were prescribed without genuine medical function, the release said. In return, they received “money kickbacks” for referring patients to the drug store.

” Prescription opioid-related healthcare fraud is a serious issue,” said U.S. Lawyer Dayle Elieson for the District of Nevada. “Medical professionals hold an unique place of rely on our society as healers, caregivers, and lifesavers. Medical professionals who break their oath to ‘do no harm’ by unlawfully recommending opioids for no medical requirement or file deceptive health care expenses will be held liable.”

Harvey, Incera, and Kalyn currently made their very first appearance in court, inning accordance with District of Nevada public details officer Trisha Young. Dr. Guerra is anticipated to appear in court for an initial hearing on July 25. A jury trial is set for all parties on July 30.

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