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.