Neurosurgeon faces murder charges in California over opioid over-prescription: 4 details

www.beckersspine.com | 8/15/2019 | Staff
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Thomas Keller, MD, a California-based neurosurgeon, has been charged with second degree murder for allegedly writing non-medically necessary opioid prescriptions from 2011 to 2017.

Four things to know:

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1. The California Attorney General's office reported Dr. Keller was arrested and arraigned in connection with five patient deaths after he prescribed them "dangerously high levels of addictive opioids and narcotics." He allegedly prescribed Vicodin, oxycodone, OxyContin, Percocet and morphine outside acceptable levels for clinical practice.

2. Dr. Keller faces second-degree murder charges related to nine patients and felony elder abuse charges connected with five patient deaths....
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