Hialeah medical doctors charged for Unlawfully Meting out Opioids.
Two South Florida medical doctors have been arrested on costs of unlawfully shelling out opioids to sufferers at their medical workplaces, the state lawyer’s workplaces introduced Thursday.
Victor Hugo Espinosa, 57, of Fort Lauderdale, and Rodolfo Gonzalez-Garcia, 65, of Weston, every have been physicians at ache clinics in Hialeah.
Espinosa, a delegated doctor at East Medical Workplace, Inc., is accused of offering over 1,000 prescriptions for Oxycodone to sufferers for no reputable medical motive in alternate for money from August 2017 to Might 2018.
He allegedly prescribed roughly 119,534 tablets of Oxycodone, to which sufferers would illegally promote, the grievance alleged. The tablets accounted for 99 p.c of all managed substances Espinosa prescribed at East Medical.
Gonzalez-Garcia was the doctor supplier for West Medical Workplace, Inc., the place was allegedly paid by Fidel Marrero-Castellanos, 56, of Miami, to prescribe Oxycodone and OxyContin, the state lawyer’s workplace alleged.
Marrero-Castellanos allegedly recruited Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries as sufferers and likewise paid Gonzalez-Garcia’s spouse Arlene Gonzalez; 36-year-old Sucett Lopez Hialeah and 35-year-old Annie Suarez-Gonzalez of Westmont, Illinois, for prescriptions.
Every defendant faces 20 years imprisonment and hearings start for the medical doctors on Tuesday. Legal professional info was not obtainable.