California doctor ordered to trial on second-degree murder charges … – Orlando Sentinel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A doctor accused of prescribing pain killers to three young men who died was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for second-degree murder in the overdose deaths.

Dr. Hsui-Ying “Lisa” Tseng is one of only a handful of doctors nationwide to be charged with murder related to prescription drugs.

The decision by Superior Court Judge M.L. Villar de Longoria to (more…)

ND woman pleads not guilty to stealing painkillers – San Francisco Chronicle

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman has been charged with stealing painkillers that had been prescribed to patients at the VA Medical Center in Fargo.

Jessica Jo Stevens has pleaded not guilty to acquisition of a controlled substance by fraud or misrepresentation, and health care fraud.

Authorities say the 32-year-old Stevens obtained methadone, oxycodone, hydrocodone, hydromorphone and morphine.

A trial date has (more…)

Wash. soldier’s estate sues for $2M – The Seattle Times

A Puyallup, Wash., soldier’s estate has sued the federal government, contending the 32-year-old Afghan war veteran should not have been given a three-day pass by the Roseburg, Ore., Veterans Administration Medical Center.

The Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. —

A Puyallup, Wash., soldier’s estate has sued the federal government, contending the 32-year-old Afghan war veteran should not have been given a three-day pass by the (more…)