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Trial of doctor accused of overprescribing drugs underway 

(HAMILTON) -Testimony resumed Tuesday in the trial of a former Florence doctor accused of overprescribing drugs to dozens of patients.

Dr. Chris Christensen was charged following a 2014 raid of his clinic in Florence by a combined task force involving the Ravalli County Sheriff's Office, state and federal officers. The seizure of records eventually led to more than 300 charges being filed, including two counts of negligent homicide for the deaths of two of his patients. Prosecutors reduced those charges to just under two dozen as the trial began last week in Hamilton.

Following opening arguments Monday, the the juryis  expected to hear from one of the mothers of a patient who died from "mixed toxicity" caused by the drugs Christensen prescribed.

Defense attorneys claim Christensen was "compassionate to a fault".