Thursday, June 24, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: Difficulties in Determining a Drug Overdose Death

In a case in Wichita, Kansas which has garnered national attention, Dr. Stephen Schneider and his wife, Linda, the local doctor-and-nurse team are accused of running a large-scale "pill mill" and dispensing prescriptions that led to the drug-related deaths of 68 patients. Prosecutors allege that the Schneiders illegally prescribed large amounts of powerful painkillers for profit, with little regard for patients' safety. The defense, along with some former patients, argue the Schneiders provided sound and compassionate care, and that the deaths were due to underlying conditions or dangerous choices by addicted patients. Read Full Story...

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