Woe is the physician who is not cynical about pain:

He said Luyao was a “sucker for a sad story” and was a courageous doctor who wasn’t afraid to treat addicts, several of whom testified they lied to her to get the prescriptions.

“She just wasn’t a good judge of people,” he said. “She assumed foolishly what her patients were telling her was the truth.”

Several of her former patients testified she had a reputation on the streets as a doctor who would give patients whatever they asked for with few questions asked. Others said they went to her with legitimate pain and ended up getting addicted.

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