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A doctor in Ohio, United States has been charged with murdering 25 patients by allegedly ordering fatal doses of pain medication.

William Husel, 43, was a physician at Mount Carmel Health in Columbus, pleaded not guilty to all counts at a bail hearing.

The deaths are alleged to have taken place between February 2015 and November 2018 and involved the synthetic opioid fentanyl, said to be 80 to 100 times stronger than morphine.

The investigation into Dr Husel began after a lawyer representing Mount Carmel contacted prosecutors after concerns were raised about his actions by another member of staff.

According to the president and CEO of Mount Carmel Health System, Ed Lamb: “Following the discovery of the actions of Dr. Husel, we notified appropriate authorities, including law enforcement.

“We have shared information with them and will continue to fully cooperate throughout their investigation.

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