Former doctor sentenced to prison for illegally prescribing opioids

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A former New Mexico doctor has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for illegally prescribing opioids leading to patients’ deaths. 

Prosecutors say Pawankumar Jain operated a high volume pain management practice in Las Cruces and frequently prescribed opioids without a proper examination or patient history. Four patients died as a result of the pain meds he prescribed. 

Jain was sentenced to the max allowed under his plea agreement. Prosecutors say his case sends a message that they are working hard to tackle the opioid crisis and those who contribute to it. 

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