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Docs Talk for Reduced Prison Time

Several doctors convicted in a $40-million pill mill case saw their sentences reduced substantially this week in exchange for testifying against two alleged co-conspirators: Drs. Cynthia Cadet and Joseph Castronuovo, the Palm Beach Post reports.  The oxycodone network is blamed for the deaths of 50 patients.

In a separate case, three more Miami men have been added to a list of about 40 defendants accused of Medicare fraud at a now-closed mental health clinic, the Miami Herald reports. Dozens of former employees of Miami-based American Therapeutic Corp. already have been convicted in the $190-million scam.

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