Florida Pain Doc Suspended; 34 Patients Dead

A Florida pain doctor could be charged in the death of many of his patients. Dr. Joseph Hernandez was suspended July 6 by the Florida Department of Health for overprescribing opiate painkillers, addictive drugs that can be lethal in high doses. Of the 761 patients Hernandez saw at his Lake City clinic between January and April 2011, 34 are dead, according to a Florida Department of Health report. "I mean, people are going to abuse drugs," Gilbert Schaffnit, Hernandez's defense attorney, told...Full Story
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