Marietta Doctor Convicted of Illegally Prescribing Pain Pills

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A federal jury has convicted an Ohio doctor accused of illegally distributing medication including pain pills.

The government had charged Dr. Roger Anderson of Marietta with providing opioids such as oxycodone and hydrocodone to patients using pre-signed prescriptions and without examining the patients himself.

Federal prosecutors also said the 65-year-old Anderson mixed drugs in dangerous combinations.

A jury on Friday found Anderson guilty of one count of conspiring to distribute controlled substances, eight counts of illegal dispensing of controlled substances and one count of committing health care fraud.

A message was left with his attorney seeking comment.