Ohio doctor acquitted on murder charges involving 14 patients prescribed opioids

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A jury on Wednesday acquitted an Ohio doctor of murder charges in multiple hospital patient deaths following a weeks-long trial.

Dr. William Husel was accused of ordering excessive painkillers for 14 patients in the Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System. He was indicted in cases involving at least 500 micrograms of the powerful painkiller fentanyl.

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