The government’s medical expert testified a Kansas doctor linked to 68 overdose deaths operated a “patient mill” where the volume of people made it impossible to provide quality medical care.


The government’s medical expert testified a Kansas doctor linked to 68 overdose deaths operated a “patient mill” where the volume of people made it impossible to provide quality medical care.
Dr. Stephen Schneider and his wife, Linda, are charged with unlawfully prescribing controlled substances linked to overdose deaths, fraud and money laundering.
Prosecutors say the clinic had more than 10,000 patients, including 5,100 chronic pain patients.
Dr. Doug Jorgensen testified Monday the number of patients was beyond excessive. The Massachusetts pain management specialist told jurors prescription refills were given even to patients whose tests showed they were not taking their pills.