Doctor in US charged with 25 counts of murder

His arrest follows an investigation into 'inappropriate' doses of fentanyl administered to very ill patients
Reuters Health
Dr William Husel
Dr William Husel.

A doctor in the US has been charged with 25 counts of murder for administering high, and sometimes fatal, doses of opioid painkillers to dozens of very sick patients, according to prosecutors.

Ohio-based Dr William Husel has turned himself in to police following a six-month-long investigation into what Mount Carmel Hospital in Columbus called his administration of “inappropriate” doses of fentanyl to patients, says Franklin County prosecutor Ron O’Brien.