New Brunswick physician faces drug-related charges

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — New Brunswick’s state medical board is seeking the arrest of a doctor who was charged last month with drug-based diversion for allegedly providing treatment for his patients with HIV.

The board’s investigation of Dr. Steven E. Gage, who also serves as a clinical associate professor at the University of New Brunswick, alleges the physician had been treating his HIV patients with hydrocodone.

The board also alleges Gage falsified paperwork to obtain treatment for himself, his wife and two patients.

Gage has denied the allegations.

He told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he has been cooperating with the board’s efforts.