A Medway doctor is facing charges that he allegedly wrote fraudulent narcotics prescriptions, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said.
Authorities allege Nicholas Pacella, 50, wrote seven oxycodone prescriptions for a woman who was not his patient between June 2007 and June 2008, prosecutors said. The woman then filed the prescriptions using her private health insurance — and the two allegedly shared the drugs.
Pacella was arraigned Wednesday on two counts of filing a false insurance claim and one count of larceny under $250, prosecutors said. He was released on personal recognizance and ordered to refrain from prescribing narcotics in his practice and that he submit to drug testing twice a week, Ryan said in a statement.
Pacella’s next court appearance is slated for July 12.