Pain Killers

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DEA & Walgreens Settle Dispute Over Oxycodone Distribution

The Drug Enforcement Administration reached a financial settlement with pharmacy giant Walgreens for the company violating rules dealing with the distribution of powerful prescription painkillers.

CBS Miami–06/11/2013

Agents from the DEA, Department of Health, and FDLE, raided Miami-Dade Medical Solutions, a pain clinic in Northeast Miami-Dade as part of "Operation Pill Street Blues" on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. (CBS4)

Family Of Overdose Death Victim Reacts To Pill Street Blues

Ritter Cyphers knew his brother Forrest was in trouble, battling a prescription drug problem. Cyphers decided to call the pain clinic in Vero Beach where his brother was being treated. What Cyphers didn’t know was that agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration were listening in on the February phone call.



Florida Launches Pain Pill Database

It took a decade and thousands of lives were lost; but Monday, Florida finally launched the state’s pain pill database.


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DEA Sets Up Fla. Pill Mill Hotline

Got the goods on a suspected pill mill? The DEA wants to hear from you.


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Gov. Scott Wants To Kill ‘Pill Mill’ Database

South Florida is known as the “pill mill” capital yet Gov. Rick Scott wants to repeal the state’s yet-to-be-implemented prescription drug tracking law that’s designed to crack down on “pill mills”.