(South Florida Sun-Sentinel) Two South Florida doctors involved in a pill mill operation that collected $40 million and dispensed more than 20 million pain pills within two years are facing charges in the deaths of nine people, federal prosecutors said Friday.
Officials say the physicians — Cynthia Cadet, 42, of Parkland, and Joseph Castronuovo, 72, of Key Largo — worked as vital tools in the Broward- and Palm Beach County-based operation that distributed oxycodone pills to addicts without any regard for their health.
Both face the possibility of life in prison if convicted.
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In a 34-page indictment filed Thursday, investigators attributed the deaths of nine people to oxycodone parceled out at the pill mills.