Fla. pill mill doctor gets 6+ years in prison

4:47 PM, Feb 25, 2012   |    comments
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida doctor who wrote prescriptions for millions of powerful painkillers will serve more than 6 years in prison as part of a crackdown on illegal pill mills.

A federal judge imposed the sentence Friday on 48-year-old Beau Boshers, who pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy. Prosecutors say Boshers wrote prescriptions for some 3.6 million oxycodone and other pain pills without verifying patients' medical need.

Boshers is among 13 doctors and 32 people overall charged in a massive pill mill operation in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Investigators say the four pain clinics distributed some 20 million oxycodone pills and made $40 million from 2008 to 2010.

So far 28 of the 32 people charged in "Operation Oxy Alley" have pleaded guilty.

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