Doctor’s murder charge may stunt script writing, MDs claim

Nevada doctors are coming forward to defend their colleague who was charged of murder last month for a patient’s 2007 prescription drug overdose. According to this article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, several doctors say the charge will have a chilling effect on the practitioners who prescribe painkillers such as OxyContin for chronic pain management. Watchdog’s take? A little more precaution with the prescription pad is a good thing.

Read Watchdog’s recent editorial on doctors’ careless prescribing practices here.

About Dana Owens

Dana Owens is San Francisco-based writer, editor and blogger who works on diverse projects from holistic health research to record label promotion. In addition to lending her editorial eye to Oxy Watchdog, Dana also acts as copyeditor for 99 Series, Inc. and executive assistant/project coordinator for Heartline Productions.
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