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Prosecutor: Gettysburg doctor was high on coke while treating patients

The Associated Press

GETTYSBURG – A Pennsylvania doctor is accused of treating patients while high on cocaine and other drugs, and letting her office manager prescribe highly addictive opioids to patients she hadn’t examined.

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The state attorney general’s office says they were tipped off about the Gettysburg doctor, 60-year-old Rita Harrison, in August 2016, when one of her patients tried to fill a prescription for Oxycodone but it was filled out improperly. The pharmacist tried to contact Harrison and discovered she’d been on sabbatical for a month.

She’s accused of, among other charges, letting her employee prescribe controlled substances.

According to an affidavit, 55-year-old Robin Bridgman is the office manager at Battlewound Healthcare. She also accused of forging Harrison’s signature on prescriptions for patients.

A preliminary hearing for both is set for Wednesday.

Messages seeking comment from their attorneys weren’t immediately returned.