WV Doctor whose patients died is indicted on criminal charges

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia doctor who prescribed opioids to two patients that died has been arrested on charges he illegally distributed prescription opioid medications.


Muhammed Samer Nasher- Alneam is accused of writing prescriptions to patients who were suffering from opioid addiction. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports two of his patients died in September 2014 and February 2015.


Nasher-Alneam was indicted in federal court on Thursday and arrested Friday. He is charged with seven counts of illegal drug distribution, four counts of international money laundering, two counts of drug distribution causing death and two counts of maintaining a drug-involved premises.


Nasher-Alneam operated the Neurology & Pain Center PLLC and his personal medical practice in Charleston.


His attorney, Michael Hissam, says Nasher-Alneam, is looking “forward to clearing his name in court.”


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