Utah: Utah doctor barred after accusations of illegally prescribing opioids, controlled substances

A Utah doctor was barred from prescribing opioids and other controlled substances and ordered to pay $65,000 after he was accused of illegally issuing prescriptions to customers.

In a complaint filed in August, the government alleged that Dr. Sean Ponce illegally prescribed controlled substances in violation of the Controlled Substances Act.

Specifically, the complaint accused Ponce of catering to customer requests for controlled substances,
using text messaging and cash transactions to arrange exchanges between himself and customers.