SENECA, S.C. — A South Carolina doctor and two nurse practitioners have been charged with giving prescriptions to patients without proper supervision by the doctor.

Media outlets reported Dr. James Hanahan of Seneca is charged with giving prescription forms with his Drug Enforcement Agency codes to Carol Helene Meltzer-Beckenhauer and Jessica Taylor Glymph.

Warrants from the Department of Health and Environmental Control state the nurse practitioners filled out the prescriptions for controlled drugs without proper authorization.

Hanahan is charged with illegal use of prescriptions/blank prescriptions and administrating or distributing a controlled substance. Meltzer-Beckenhauer and Glymph are charged with administrating or distributing a controlled substance and violation of drug distribution laws.

They have been suspended from Upstate Family Medicine, part of the Greenville Health System.

It was not known if they have lawyers.

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