West Philadelphia Doctor Charged In Patient’s Drug Overdose Death, Fabricated Victim Had Lung Cancer, AG Shapiro Says


February 17, 2021

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A West Philadelphia physician has been arrested and charged within the drug overdose loss of life of one among his sufferers. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro introduced prices Wednesday in opposition to Dr. Walter Wrenn within the March 2019 loss of life of his affected person.

Shapiro says Wrenn’s affected person stuffed prescriptions for morphine, oxycodone, alprazolam and temazepam on March 2, 2019, and died the subsequent day because of this from an unintentional overdose from cocaine, oxycodone and morphine.

The lawyer normal says the investigation revealed Wrenn fabricated that the affected person had metastatic lung most cancers to ensure that Keystone First to approve filling the medicines. The affected person’s opioid prescriptions additionally allegedly far exceeded the really useful 90 milligrams per day.

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