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Needham doctor’s fate weighed

The Needham doctor’s drug-dealing scheme was simple, the prosecutor said in his closing argument Wednesday: put vulnerable patients on powerful opioids, keep them high, and collect every month.

But defense attorneys said Dr. Joseph P. Zolot, 64, was a compassionate practitioner who navigated the complex field of pain management to find the best options for his patients.

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