HARRISBURG ? A Washington County dentist, who allegedly prescribed more than 6,600 narcotic pain killers to seven patients, was arrested today by state narcotics and Medicaid fraud agents.
Attorney General Linda Kelly identified the defendant as Dr. Charles Kokoska, 48, 2 Mill St., Millsboro, Washington County. Dr. Kokoska is a dentist with offices located at his Mill Street home and at 161 Waterdam Road, McMurray, Washington County.
According to the criminal complaint, between January 2009 and October 2010 Dr. Kokoska wrote more than 300 prescriptions for more than 6,600 narcotic pain killers to at least seven different patients.
Kelly said that the prescriptions were written for the powerful prescription pain killers Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, and Propoxyphene and filled at various pharmacies in Allegheny, Fayette, Greene and Washington counties. Dr. Kokoska also wrote prescriptions for Diazepam, a generic form of Xanax, commonly used to treat anxiety.
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