Ten arrested in strike against Florida "pill mill" – Chicago Tribune

MIAMI (Reuters) – Seven doctors and three other suspects were arrested on Thursday in Florida’s latest strike against “pill mills” and the illegal distribution of widely abused pain-killer drugs such as oxycodone, authorities said.

Florida claims to have made enormous strides the last two years against the criminals behind a nationwide epidemic of prescription drug abuse. But the lucrative trade that gave (more…)

Bronx Doctor Runs “Pill Mill” Says Politician – NBC New York

A Bronx doctor, who wrote more Oxycodone prescriptions under Medicaid than any other New York physician, is under fire from neighbors who say his office is a pill mill that caters to drug addicts and dealers.

Dr. Tomasito Virey wrote 3,208 prescriptions for Oxycodone in 2011. That is 48 percent more prescriptions than the next closest physician on the list of top (more…)

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 (more…)