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Natick Doctor Facing Drug Charges

A doctor with an office in Natick who had her license to practice restricted by state officials is now facing charges for allegedly supplying three patients with more than 58,000 Percocet pills in a three-year period.

Prosecutors say Kathleen Porter of Needham was indicted Tuesday on nine counts of illegally prescribing controlled substances and one charge of lying on a prescribing license application.

No arraignment date has been scheduled.

Police investigated after a Framingham pharmacist notified them that one patient was filling an inordinate number of prescriptions. Police discovered the prescriptions were being written by the 59-year-old Porter.

Prosecutors say she often prescribed Percocet without examining the patients who told police they were addicted.

Porter has refused comment.

This program aired on August 17, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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