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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

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Fla. Officials: Pill Mills Fleeing For Ga., So We’re Winning

The state’s crackdown on pill mill operations has led to the same types of clinics popping up in Georgia. The presence of painkillers and prescription drugs in the deceased declined in Florida last year, prompting state officials to declare victory.

CBS4–12/27/2012

Oxycontin

Report: DEA Investigating Florida Walgreens Store & Distribution Center

Six Walgreens stores and a distribution center in Central and South Florida have come under Drug Enforcement Administration scrutiny over their sales of prescription pain killers.

CBS4–04/06/2012

Oxycontin

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.

CBS4–10/17/2011

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FL Surgeon General Temporarily Halts Portion Of “Pill Mill” Law

Florida’s surgeon general has temporarily suspended part of the state’s new “pill mill” legislation.

CBS4–07/06/2011

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Sunrise To Crack Down On ‘Pill Mills’

Sunrise city leaders are considering several measures to crack down on so-called ‘pill mills’ which they claim allow abusers easy access to powerful painkillers.

CBS4–06/20/2011

Oxycontin

Scott Rejects Funds For Drug Database

Florida Governor Rick Scott is developing a reputation of turning down money from outside sources. The latest comes after the maker of OxyContin offered up $1 million to help pay for a prescription drug database.

CBS4–03/09/2011

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Legislature Set To Battle Over Pill Mills

A legislative fight is brewing over how to handle pain pill abuse in Florida. House speaker Dean Cannon said he won’t call for a database to track prescription drugs, which sets up a showdown with the Senate.

CBS4–03/07/2011

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FDA Calls For Lower Dosages Of Acetaminophen

Some big changes are coming to some popular, and very powerful, prescription painkillers.

CBS4–01/13/2011

Florida's new program to inspect pain-management clinics has hung a help-wanted sign: It will pay doctors $100 an hour to go into clinics and help review patient records.

Former S. Florida State Senator To Lead Pill-Mill Fight

Attorney General-elect Pam Bondi has reached across party lines to name a Democrat who wanted her job to lead an anti-pill mill initiative.

CBS4–01/01/2011