Doctors Fired after Giving ‘Potentially Fatal’ Doses of Pain Medication to 27 Patients

January 16, 2019

(CNN) – A doctor is accused of giving potentially fatal doses of pain medication to at least 27 patients who were near death, according to an Ohio hospital. The osteopathic physician ordered “more than what was needed to provide comfort” to patients whose families had requested that all life-saving measures be stopped, Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus said in a statement. The doctor was removed from patient care and fired, following an internal investigation, the hospital said.

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