By David Mittleman

Every sixteen minutes, someone in the U.S. dies from an opioid-related overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Physicians who negligently prescribe opioids for their patients are increasingly being held liable, and some physicians have been charged with murder for improper opioid prescription practices. In 2015, a Los Angeles physician was the first to be convicted of murder for overprescribing opioids.

The recent high profile cases against physicians who provided dangerous opioid prescriptions for their patients have brought the opioid addiction epidemic to the forefront of media coverage. The coverage has also …read more