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Last updated 11:16PM ET
July 21, 2018
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The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy revokes Holtel's license
(WOUB) - The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy is revoking the license of Steven Holtel of Nelsonville.

Holtel's attorney Herman Carson says the board determined that his client was filing prescriptions without a valid patient-physician relationship.

The decision came down this morning after a hearing on the matter yesterday.

The State Board filed a complaint against Holtel back in November alleging that he was illegally filling hundreds of orders for prescription drugs over the internet.

Carson says his client was prescribing drugs through a company called Internet Health Services.

He says Holtel didn't believe what he was doing was against the rules.

"He felt that all the information was he understood the pharmacy laws as it relates to internet issues. It is gray area," Carson says.
Carson says the federal D-E-A is now calling the company an internet scam.

As a result of the ruling, Holtel will no longer be allowed to work as a pharmacist at Stoltz Drugs in Nelsonville.

But Carson says the store will not close.
"I think it is important for people to know that Stolz Pharmacy was not charged. The pharmacy will remain open and in business and it will not change anything on the day to day operation," Carson says.

Carson says he plans to appeal today's decision.
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