GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A Craig doctor accused of improperly dispensing drugs that led to the deaths of two patients was back in federal court in Grand Junction.
Lawyers tried to work out conditions for Joel Miller's release on bond during Tuesday morning's hearing. However, the court ruled to hold Miller without bond.
He was in court Wednesday for a detention hearing and arraignment no agreement was reached after more than an hour of arguments.
KKCO-TV reports the hearing was only supposed to last 15 minutes. An indictment alleges he tried to defraud health care benefits programs by prescribing painkillers to patients who didn't necessarily need them at dosages that could cause someone to become addicted.
The U.S. attorney's office in Denver says Miller also is accused of pre-signing prescriptions and allowing office employees to distribute prescriptions in his absence.
Miller disputes the charges.
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