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Jul 14, 2012 3:01 PM by Matt Stafford

Dentist who allegedly reused syringes also investigated on prescription claims

DENVER (AP) - Denver police say they are investigating prescription fraud allegations against a Colorado dentist who is also accused of possibly exposing patients to HIV and other infections by reusing syringes and needles.

The Denver Post reported Friday that police began their investigation of Stephen Stein after the state attorney general's office contacted them in April.

No working phone number could be found for Stein. His attorney, Victoria Lovato, didn't immediately return an after-hours call.

The allegations of prescription fraud are apparently separate from accusations that Stein's practice re-used medical instruments.

State health officials say anyone who got intravenous drugs under Stein's care at his Denver or Highlands Ranch offices should be tested. They say no infections have been linked to Stein's practice to date.

Stein's practice is closed.

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