Local doctors Cynthia Cadet and Joseph Castronuovo indicted in oxycodone deaths

Jerry Buechler attended a protest at the Pain Relief Centers of South Florida.

One doctor could face life in prison, while another could face up to 40 years in prison if convicted on charges involving the deaths of pill mill patients, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said July 20.

A news release said doctors Cynthia Cadet, 42, of Parkland, and Joseph Castronuovo, 72, of Key Largo, dispensed oxycodone and other controlled substances that resulted in a total of nine deaths.

The charges stem from Operation Oxy Alley, an investigation into pill mills in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Problems with pill mills were detailed in a Feb. 25, 2011, Business Journal article, “Pill mill …

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Local doctors indicted in oxycodone deaths – South Florida Business Journal

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