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Murder trial sends message to doctors: 'Don't get reckless,' medical expert says

Murder trial sends message to doctors: 'Don't get reckless,' medical expert says

The prosecutor projected a picture of a young man on a screen next to a copy of a Xanax prescription signed by Dr. Hsiu-Ying “Lisa” Tseng. “He overdosed and died,” Deputy Dist. Atty. John Niedermann said loudly to the jurors. Then he put up a picture of another man and prescription, and another and another. They all overdosed, he said. During opening statements in her case Monday, Tseng hunched forward in her chair, settling in for a landmark second-degree murder trial that’s expected to last for months. The general practitioner, who scribbled notes on a yellow notepad and tapped her foot over and over, is the first California doctor ever charged with...

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