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Doctors at heart of US opioid crisis

A US government- sponsored panel has studied the opioid addiction crisis, and recommended new training and guidelines for health care providers and regulators.


WHEN 55-year-old Sheila Bartels left her doctor's office in Oklahoma, she had a prescription for 510 painkillers. She died the same day of an overdose.

Her doctor, Regan Nichols, is now facing five second-degree murder charges - one for each patient who overdosed after she

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