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‘Candy Man’ doctor gets 27 years in federal prison for prescribing unneeded narcotics

A former physician dubbed the “Candy Man” for writing illegal prescriptions for a significant volume of narcotics for his patients, including at least one who died, was sentenced Monday to 27 years in federal prison. Julio Gabriel Diaz, 67, was convicted Aug. 28 of 79 counts of writing medically unnecessary prescriptions for narcotic painkillers and sedatives […]