Law & Order/Prescription for Death

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Prescription for Death
Season 1, Episode 1
Airdate September 13, 1990
Production Number 66209
Writer(s) Ed Zuckerman
Director(s) John Whitesell
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Prescription for Death is the first episode of the first season of Law & Order, and the first episode overall.

Guest Stars: Paul Sparer (Dr. Edward Auster), John Spencer (Howard Morton), Ron Rifkin (Philip Nevins), Erick Avari (Dr. Raza), Alvin Epstein (Dr. Chester), Maryann Urbano (Dr. Jean Mills), Bruce McCarty (Dr. Stephen Simonson), Ed Setrakian (Mr. Hoffman), W.T. Martin (Dr. Lignell), Daniel Benzali (Medical Examiner), Frederica Meister (Melanie Stivic), Annie Corley (Stewart), Rocky Carroll (Dr. Davids), William Roerick (Dr. Robert Abraham), Russell Horton (Markowitz), Tom Kubiak (Dr. Rasmussen), Harry S. Murphy (Don), Maeve McGuire (Dr. Walters), Stephanie J. Gordon (Nurse), Kate Wilkinson (Gray-Haired Lady), Shona Tucker (Records Clerk), Nick Damici (Dubuque), Leslie Goldman (Judge Benjamin Harcourt), Chaz McCormack (McInerny), Lee Tergesen (Clemens), Joan Kaye (Nurse), Sean Whitesell (Intern), Derrick Simmons (Stabber (uncredited))


Plot Overview

After Suzanne Morton dies after an E.R. visit, her father accuses the hospital of neglience and demands a police investigation. During the investigation, detectives Greevey & Logan learn that the doctor on duty the night Suzanne died was under the influence of alcohol.


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