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Albany doctor charged with illegally prescribing painkillers to three who died

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A doctor in Clinton County illegally prescribed painkillers that resulted in the deaths of three patients, a federal grand jury has charged.

Michael L. Cummings, 61, of Albany, was indicted on 18 counts of intentionally prescribing oxycodone and other controlled substances without a medical purpose and outside the course of professional practice. He prescribed the pills to six people between May 2012 and March 2014.

The indictment charged that three people died as a result. They were identified only by the initials S.F, S.C., and P.G.

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