Created on Thursday, 10 March 2011 16:11
A doctor accused of prescribing drugs for addicted women in return for sex is heading to trial in Bucks County Court. 68-year-old Doctor Harris Newman has waived his right to a preliminary hearing. He is charged with several felony drug offenses. He ran the County Line Medical Family Practice Center on County Line Road, on the border between Hilltown and Telford, and he lives on Lorien Drive in Lower Gwynedd. Prosecutors say he would prescribe Oxycodone, Percocet, Xanax, Fentanyl, whatever the women wanted, in exchange for what he wanted. Court documents say he wrote more than 250 scripts for sex over a five-year period. One woman told investigators she would get her prescription in the daytime, have it filled, and then return after office hours to have sex with Doctor Newman. Another woman, 31-year-old Stacey Coffey of Telford, died of an overdose in April of last year after taking Oxycodone and other pills he allegedly prescribed for her. He has not been charged in her death, but an investigation is continuing. His medical license has been suspended.