Consumer Reports is out with a warning about the risks of prescription and over-the-counter pain killers.
The Food and Drug Administration is trying to curb the rampant abuse of acetaminophen by asking doctors to quit prescribing drugs that combine medications with more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen per pill.
With 213 pill mills shut down by Florida law enforcement agencies in the past year, Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday that law enforcement agencies are making huge inroads on stopping the folks who illegally sell prescription drugs.
When a law enforcement officer is ill, his brothers and sisters with a badge are usually there to support him, but for one Palm Beach Sheriff’s officer, investigators say the illness of a fellow officer was an opportunity to rob the deputy as he lay near death from cancer.
It took a decade and thousands of lives were lost; but Monday, Florida finally launched the state’s pain pill database.