Feds Link 68 Fatal ODs to Kansas Clinic
Doc, nurse wife defrauded health plans with illegal prescriptions
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 5, 2010 8:38 PM CST
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(Newser) – A new federal indictment implicates a Kansas doctor and his wife in nine additional patient deaths, bringing to 68 the number of fatal overdoses the government contends are linked to illegal prescription writing and a moneymaking conspiracy at their clinic. Dr. Stephen Schneider, his wife Linda, who is a nurse, and unnamed others are accused of scheming to illegally dispense prescription drugs and defraud health-insurance programs and patients through their Haysville clinic. They also are accused of money laundering.