AG: Camp Hill doctor illegally wrote prescriptions for pain relievers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – State prosecutors arrested a Cumberland County doctor after he allegedly prescribed pain relievers without performing medical exams.

Joseph T. Acri, 58, of Camp Hill, prescribed extremely high doses of OxyContin and Oxycodone, and he filled out multiple prescriptions with a pad from the Carlisle Regional Medical Center when he was not affiliated with the medical center, Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office said Tuesday.

Acri is accused of writing the illegal prescriptions between February 2011 and March 2014.

He is charged with four counts of unlawful prescription of controlled substances and one count each of acquisition of a controlled substance by fraud, criminal conspiracy to acquire by fraud and failure to keep records of distribution of controlled substances.

A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 18.

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