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Duluth nurse practitioner investigated for numerous narcotic prescriptions

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Duluth police are investigating a former Essentia Health nurse practitioner who, according to numerous search warrants filed in the case, allegedly wrote prescriptions for more than 9,000 narcotic pain pills for patients she never treated.


The search warrants claim that nurse practitioner Jill Karkoska, 25, of Duluth, prescribed more than 4,500 pills to just four people in a six-month period, including 2,000 to a man identified in the documents as her boyfriend.

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