DUBOIS – A Brookville doctor accused of over prescribing oxycodone to his wife for his own use was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Friday during centralized court.
Dr. David J. Girardi, 40, who lives in DuBois, but has a practice in Brookville, is charged with procuring drugs for self/other by fraud, a misdemeanor.
He waived his right to a hearing Friday and his case now moves onto the court of common pleas. His bail was set at $2,500, unsecured.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, an agent of the Attorney General’s Office was informed Girardi was suspected of relapsing into drug addiction.
Previously Girardi had completed a drug rehabilitation program. Now he was suspected of writing scripts for his wife that he then ingested.
It was verified through the Pennsylvania Drug Monitoring Program that he had written eight prescriptions for Oxycodone/Acetaminophen (Percocet) and two Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen scripts for his wife. This is reportedly a total of 175 Oxycodone/Acetaminophen tablets and 50 Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen tablets.
When an investigator spoke with Girardi’s wife, she said he wrote the prescriptions to her between October of 2016 and June of 2017. She stated that she ingested 15-20 of the Percocet tablets during that time frame, according to the complaint.
In an interview with the agent, Girardi allegedly admitted he had ingested some of the Percocet himself.