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Reckoning looms for ‘Dr Opiate’, Gosport GP Jane Barton, after 27 years and 833 deaths

They are the words of warmth that became the kiss of death: “Please make comfortable.” As a GP at a hospital in Hampshire, Jane Barton would scribble the phrase on medical notes after prescribing painkillers for elderly patients in her care. Those on the receiving end were supposed to be in extreme discomfort and on […]