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Board Suspends Doctor's License After Arrest

LAS VEGAS -- The Nevada Board of Medical Examiners suspended the license of a doctor Tuesday who has been indicted on charges related to the distribution of controlled substances.

Dr. Vinay Kumar Bararia has been suspended from practicing medicine in Nevada pending an order from either an investigative committee or the medical board.

Bararia practiced internal medicine at Centennial Hills Hospital. In March, he was arrested and charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. The complaint filed against him detailed five undercover officers buying controlled substances from him, according to the medical board's suspension order.

As a condition of his release, Bararia voluntarily surrendered his Drug Enforcement Administration certificate of registration and was prohibited from ordering, possessing, dispensing or prescribing any controlled substances.

According to the suspension order, Bararia violated the conditions of his pretrial release by ordering controlled substances at the hospital.

The indictment was issued in late June charging him with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, five counts of distribution of a controlled substance and five counts to distribute oxycodone.