Tonight on the national news, Dr. Tseng was found guilty of murder with prescribing too many pain pills at too high doses. Plus there were other offenses. She could face life in prison. The doctor did seem guilty as charged, but as her lawyer said, “I don’t think it bodes well for doctors in America.”
And on 60 Minutes tonight there was a story about pain killers leading to heroin. The story was about many people including teenage suburban children dying from heroin overdoses. And the story said that doctors must be held accountable for prescribing pain killers.
I know that it’s already a problem to get pain killers for legitimate pain, but now the situation could get worse.