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Former patient says he didn’t receive bulk of pills prescribed by N.S. doctor

Man testifies he didn't get prescribed pills

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. — The trial of a Nova Scotia doctor accused of drug trafficking continues today after a former patient testified that he did not receive pills despite records showing they were prescribed to him.

Merle Chase told the trial of Dr. Sarah Dawn Jones in Bridgewater provincial court that he did not get the pills ordered for him after he became her patient in 2010.

Court heard that Jones prescribed OxyNeo in Chase’s name multiple times in 2014 and 2015, but the 68-year-old retired truck driver testified that he did not receive the bulk of them.

The Crown alleges Jones wrote prescriptions for 50,000 oxycodone and OxyNeo pills to a patient, but that the drugs were diverted to the community.

She has pleaded not guilty to possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking, drawing a document without authority and fraud.

Reading from a patient expense report, Crown attorney Josh Bryson went month-by-month between January 2014 and August 2015, asking Chase about pills prescribed in his name, prompting Chase to say he did not receive them.

The Canadian Press

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