Mingo pain clinic owner charged in prescription drug inquiry

The owner of a Mingo County pain clinic where millions of prescription pills were reportedly doled out like candy has been charged by federal prosecutors with defrauding Medicare.
In an information filed on Friday, prosecutors accuse Cameron J. Justice, 30, of Crum, with conspiring to misuse a doctor’s registration number to prescribe hydrocodone and alprazolam, commonly known as Xanax, between 2005 and March 2009.
The filing also charges Justice, the owner and president of Justice Medical Complex LLC, with aiding and abetting health-care fraud by billing the government for work purportedly performed by a doctor that actually was done by nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistants.

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