Calif. Doctor Sentenced To 30 Years To Life For Over-Prescribing Drugs
A jury in October convicted Dr. Hsiu Ying "Lisa" Tseng of three counts of second-degree murder.
California Doctor Gets 30 Years To Life In Landmark Overdose Case
A Southern California doctor was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison on Friday for over-prescribing drugs that caused the fatal overdose of three patients in a murder case capped by the first conviction of its kind in the United States. The case against Dr. Hsiu Ying "Lisa" Tseng, 46, comes amid what public health officials describe as a national epidemic of drug abuse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said the trend is fueling nearly 17,000 overdose deaths annually, as well as a rise in heroin addiction. (Gorman, 2/5)