Murder charges against CA doc seen as warning

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Attorney Ellyn Garafalo, who has defended doctors in overprescribing cases, said “a doctor can’t control what a patient does with the drugs. A doctor can’t be a policeman. The doctor has some deniability.”

Garafalo noted that prosecutors charged Michael Jackson’s doctor with involuntary manslaughter instead of murder in the pop star’s death from a drug overdose.

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