The Oklahoma Attorney General just charged Dr. Regan Nichols with second degree murder in the deaths of 5 of her patients, for allegedly prescribing them too many painkillers and related drugs.
The specific allegations against Dr. Nichols are shocking. They include that she prescribed:
- 3 million doses of controlled dangerous drugs from 2010 to 2014
- In one year, to a 47 year old patient who subsequently died, a total of 450 painkillers, muscle relaxants and anti-anxiety drugs
- In one month, to a 46 year old patient–for whom, she had not done a full medical evaluation in 4 years-some 240 painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs.
The deaths of Dr. Nichols’ patients are not isolated. Painkiller overdoses killed 33,000 Americans in 2015, a huge jump from just a few years ago. This is an epidemic.