Las Vegas physician indicted for prescription abuse

A Las Vegas physician has been  indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that he unlawfully prescribed large  quantities of Oxycodone and other highly addictive prescription drugs,  announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of  Nevada.

Victor Bruce M.D.,  48, of Las Vegas, is charged in a criminal indictment dated Dec. 11, 2013, with  one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.  Bruce was arrested in Las Vegas.

According to the  indictment, Bruce is a physician licensed to practice medicine in Nevada.  Bruce maintains a medical practice known as  Swan Lake Medical Center at 3330 South Hualapai Way on the west side of Las  Vegas, and represents himself to be a specialist in pain management.  It is alleged that beginning at a date  unknown and continuing to around November 2013, Bruce prescribed large  quantities of oxycodone and other highly addictive prescription drugs without  medical necessity and knowing that they were going to be illegally  diverted.  Bruce allegedly conspired with  local drug dealers to distribute the drugs in and around Las Vegas to customers  who abused them.

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