It seems that we can add Outfit Lieutenant Emeritus Michael Magnafichi to the neigh on endless list of people allegedly victimized by the infamous Pusher M.D., Dr. Joseph Giacchino.
Sometime in or around the year 2007, Dr. Giacchino dispensed large volumes of narcotic painkillers to Magnafichi, even though he allegedly knew that Magnafichi was dependent on said medication. After Giacchino lost his ability to legally dispense narcotics from the infamous Melrose Park Clinic, he resorted to issuing Magnafichi prescriptions for narcotics. According to a source, this pile of prescriptions was so massive that only now, years after Dr. Million Pills (I just love that name, Mr. Kass) was stripped of his medical license, has Magnafichi run out of narcotic pain pills.
Over the years, I tried making it my policy to avoid contact with Mr. Magnafichi when he would use the prescription drugs that Dr. Giacchino dispensed and/or prescribed him. Sadly this prescription dependency has taken its toll on Michael, and periodically he would rely on prescription pain medication, even after avoiding it for long periods. Anyone who has ever dealt with prescription drug dependency knows this is a common occurrence. I have great sympathy for Mr. Magnafichi’s struggle and am proud to report that Michael continues his brave fight against dependency.
Of course this problem may never have occurred if Michael had not been in the care of a careless physician who was more interested in money and allegedly accommodating gangsters than the health of his patients.
Mr. Magnafichi, if you are reading this, please contact attorney Tim McArdle (his number is listed in the Chicago phonebook). Mr. McArdle is the only lawyer, thus far, to get justice on behalf of victims of disgraced and revoked Dr. Joseph Giacchino.
To all my readers who have loved ones who are dependent (or worse, addicted) on drugs, please offer them the number to Forterus Healthcare, which is a national organization, (800) 314-8174. Thank you.