A 48-year-old Hispanic doctor was arrested and charged with manslaughter and other charges related to opioid trafficking in an open case in South Florida following the death from an overdose of a 35-year-old woman who had taken a medication she gave her. prescribed.
According to the investigation, Marta Farinas, who had an office in Miami Gardens, a town in Miami-Dade County, not only provided opioids, as it is known to a type of drugs that are not derived directly from opium, Leigh Anne Milazzo, who was found dead at her home in Monroe County in March 2018.
Both had partnered to traffic in these drugs, according to the Florida State Attorney General’s Office.
In connection with the detention of Farinas, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said in a statement that doctors must “cure their patients, not feed their addictions.”
“This doctor prescribed illegally and in bad faith opioids and at the same time conspired with the victim to traffic and deliver oxycodone,” a potent opioid analgesic, he added.
The investigation into the case, in which the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) participated, determined that Farinas received a portion of the pills he prescribed to Milazzo and that the latter asked him to text the drug and that the doctor sometimes took him. the recipe to your home.
Milazzo died of an overdose of oxycodone and sedative alprazolam, whose commercial name is Xanax, according to toxicology analysis.
On the bedside table next to his bed was a recipe for oxycodone written in handwriting by Farinas the day before.
The boyfriend of Farinas died a year ago of an overdose of drugs and already then the woman was interrogated by the police for his possible responsibility in that death.
More than 70,000 people died of drug overdoses in the United States in 2017, according to official data.
Americans are more likely to die today from an accidental overdose of opioids than in a car accident, according to health authorities. (EFEUSA) .-