HARRISBURG – PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced charges against a Lancaster physician with unlawful prescribing. Shapiro said Dr. Robert Mathews prescribed medications such as Xanax, Adderall, and Subutex outside his legal and ethical practice of medicine. A medical expert who reviewed patient files determined that Dr. Mathews failed to act within the scope of the patient relationship; falsified diagnoses to help patients secure high dose, high quantity, addictive medications; and failed to act in accordance with any of the treatment principles accepted by medical professionals. Mathews is being charged with 14 counts of Unlawful Prescription of Controlled Substances.

JOSH SHAPIRO