Health Care Professionals

June 27, 2022

Supreme Court rules that doctors need to knowingly misprescribe opioids for it to be a crime

The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled that prosecutors need to prove that doctors knowingly prescribed drugs in aberrant ways to win convictions against them for unlawful distribution of controlled medicines.
May 4, 2022

Feds: 12 charged for over-prescribing opioids, including in Kentucky and Ohio

CINCINNATI — The U.S. Department of Justice's Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid (ARPO) strike force announced 12 new charges against physicians accused of over-prescribing opioids in a press conference on Wednesday.
April 20, 2022

William Husel, Ohio doctor accused in 14 high-dose fentanyl deaths, acquitted of murder

An Ohio doctor was acquitted Wednesday of hastening the deaths of multiple critically ill patients by ordering large doses of the powerful painkiller fentanyl.
June 5, 2022

With EMS runs up 6%, Ohio paramedicine program cuts repeat 911 calls, medical contacts

Dayton Fire Department officials say the city's partnership with Premier Health is achieving its goal, but it is only funded through year's end
April 20, 2022

Ohio doctor acquitted on murder charges involving 14 patients prescribed opioids

Columbus-area doctor William Husel was indicted in cases where patients had received fentanyl
April 20, 2022

Ohio Doctor Not Guilty of Murdering Patients With High Opioid Doses

Jurors, once at an impasse, found William Husel, DO, not guilty after a week of deliberations
May 13, 2022

Doctor innocent after murder trial permanently loses license

What You Need To Know. A jury found a former Columbus-area doctor accused of killing 14 people by ordering excessive doses of fentanyl not guilty in April. William Husel faced 14 counts of murder, which alleged he used the excessive doses on purpose to speed up the deaths of patients. He could still practice in other states
May 4, 2022

Nurse, Dentist, Doctors, Charged With Drug Distribution

More than a dozen medical professionals have been charged with illegal distribution of painkillers.