A pediatrician on the staff of Children's Hospital in Denver faces federal drug charges for allegedly obtaining pain and sleeping medication fraudulently. A federal indictment charges Dr. Louis Hampers, who also teaches at the University of Colorado, with one count of conspiracy and 654 of obtaining medication through prescription fraud, The Denver Post reported. Hampers obtained medication using the names of real patients and also used prescription cards with fake names, investigators say.
Hampers has been on leave from the university since April, a spokeswoman said. In August, he agreed to stop practicing medicine to avoid a suspension by the Colorado Medical Board.