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


Jace Alexander


Dick Wolf (created by), Janis Diamond




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Detective Lennie Briscoe
Jesse L. Martin ... Detective Ed Green
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... E.A.D.A. Jack McCoy
Elisabeth Röhm ... A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn
Fred Thompson ... D.A. Arthur Branch (as Fred Dalton Thompson)
Alexis Dziena ... Lena Parkova
Michael Boatman ... Defence Attorney Dave Seaver
Jonathan Hogan Jonathan Hogan ... Dr. Ellis Heinz
Leslie Hendrix ... Dr. Elizabeth Rodgers
Doug Stender Doug Stender ... Judge Joseph Flint
Iris Little Thomas ... Trial Judge Barbara Lusky
Misha Kuznetsov ... Sergei Parkova
Lisa Bostnar Lisa Bostnar ... Yolanda Parkova
Louis Vanaria ... Anthony Matteo


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

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Misha Kuznetsov (Sergei Parkov) also played the role of Andropov in episode 15.9, Law & Order: All in the Family (2004). See more »


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 »


Andee Mae Kahn: At least she knew a few words of English.
Detective Ed Green: Which ones?
Andee Mae Kahn: I pretty... give me...
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References Veronika Voss (1982) See more »

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Sometimes even Lawyers are Doctors
7 April 2016 | by spodsoSee 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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7 May 2003 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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