Duluth nurse investigated for prescribing thousands of pain pills

The former nurse allegedly prescribed more than 9,000 narcotic pain pills to patients she never treated. Supervisors say one of those she prescribed pills for is identified as her boyfriend. Her lawyer denies the woman did anything outside normal practices for pain management.
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The former nurse allegedly prescribed more than 9,000 narcotic pain pills to patients she never treated. Supervisors say one of those she prescribed pills for is identified as her boyfriend. Her lawyer denies the woman did anything outside normal practices for pain management.

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