Sources: Overdose death, arrested doctors linked

Left, Maria Basmas, of Long Beach, stands outside

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Left, Maria Basmas, of Long Beach, stands outside of federal court in Central Islip, holding up a picture of her son, Christopher Basmas (pictured to the right), 29, who died of an overdose. (June 6, 2012) (Credit: James Carbone/Handout)

A Hicksville man, who federal prosecutors say died of an overdose of oxycodone, received painkiller prescriptions from more than a dozen physicians, including three who have been charged in drug trafficking probes, according to sources familiar with state records.

Christopher Basmas, 29, died in October, two days after getting his seventh refill of an oxycodone prescription written by Dr....

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