Did a shady doctor irresponsibly prescribe pain-killing drugs to one of his patients, which resulted in her death?

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Lena Parkova
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Did a shady doctor irresponsibly prescribe pain-killing drugs to one of his patients, which resulted in her death?

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7 May 2003 (USA)  »

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The drug which caused Nadia's death, the mythical Deverol, is an overt reference to the drug Demerol (meperidine), which is contraindicated with so many medications and is so ineffective for pain relief, and so addictive due to its euphoric effects, that it's limited to intravenous/intramuscular hospital inpatient use only for the last 8 years in the US. McCoy refers to it as an opiate. It effects opiate receptors but is unique as a schedule 2 narcotic in that it is not a metabolite of nor derived in any way from opium. See more »

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Sometimes even Lawyers are Doctors
7 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorites for a couple of reasons. It's one of many where L&O gets things wrong for most of the episode. But my favorite scene, and one of the best ever, was when the Doctor was on the stand talking about how and why the victim died and the defendant's lawyer said something about the medical prognosis and the witness asked something like "and what medical school did you graduate from" and the defendant's lawyer responded with "Harvard, and I'm asking the questions here". Absolutely one of the best scenes ever! And after the sister's testimony I'm surprised it even went to the jury. Too many times Jack and company go for the jugular for wrong reasons. And personally I miss Jamie Ross.


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