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Justice Department Files Suit to Stop Utah Physician from Issuing Opioid and Other Prescriptions in Violation of the Controlled Substances Act

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<div>A federal judge entered a preliminary injunction today barring a Utah physician from issuing prescriptions for controlled substances during the pendency of a civil enforcement action filed by the government.</div>
A federal judge entered a preliminary injunction today barring a Utah physician from issuing prescriptions for controlled substances during the pendency of a civil enforcement action filed by the government.

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