Los Gatos doctor sentenced in patient's drug death

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Jasna Mrdjen, 74, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors say in 2012 she prescribed hundreds of powerful pills to a patient who had just gotten out of rehab. (KGO-TV)

A South Bay doctor received a four-year sentence for a patient's death.

Jasna Mrdjen, 74, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors say in 2012 she prescribed hundreds of powerful pills to a patient who had just gotten out of rehab.

The patient died from a combination of drugs.

The investigation into Mrdjen showed she was writing excessive, high-dosage prescriptions for addictive narcotics.

Some of her patients were arrested for reselling her prescribed drugs for a profit.

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