Federal prosecutors warn Massachusetts doctors about opioid prescriptions

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Dozens of Massachusetts doctors have been put on notice that the F.B.I is looking at their opioid prescribing practices.

Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling sent a letter telling prescribers they'd been identified as having prescribed opioids to a patient within 60 days of that patient's death, or to a patient who subsequently died from an overdose.

The Justice Department notice said 2000 people died from opioid overdoses in Massachusetts last year.

There were 657 confirmed opioid overdose deaths in the first six months of this year.

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