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Doctor Receives Four Years in Prison as Historic Opioid Trial Moves Forward

Doctor Receives Four Years in Prison as Historic Opioid Trial Moves Forward

A disgraced doctor is on his way to prison for his role in America’s opioid crisis as the largest trial dealing with the crisis unfolds.

The United States has been grappling with what has come to be known as an “Opioid Epidemic,” with hundreds of people dying every day due to opiate-related overdoses. The tragic circumstances have caused the Trump administration to issue calls for the death penalty to be used against drug dealers. The U.S. government, the medical establishment, and the judicial system are each formulating a strategy for how to deal with the crisis.

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