Pill Mill

Picture taken on January 15, 2012 in Lille, northern France, of drug capsules. (Photo credit: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Doctor, Employees Charged in Pill Mill Investigation

A South Florida doctor and more than half a dozen employees of a pain clinic group were arrested for racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering and eight counts of manslaughter, following a five year investigation.

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“Pill Mill” Regulations Headed To Scott’s Desk

The state’s House has gave final approval to a bill that would extend regulations on pain-management clinics, sending the issue to Gov. Rick Scott.

04/22/2015

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“Pill Mill” Regulations Likely To Be Extended

The House is poised to give final approval to a bill (SB 450) that would extend regulations placed on pain-management clinics after Florida became a hotbed of prescription-drug abuse and trafficking.

04/21/2015

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Pill Mill Doc Faces Up To 350 Years In Prison

A South Florida doctor is looking at up to 350 years in prison for his part in a pill mill operation.

02/02/2014

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Pembroke Pines Pill Mill Doc Sentenced

Pembroke Pines doctors who peddled oxycodone at a Dania Beach pill mill is headed to prison. On Tuesday Dr. Scott Becker, 54, was sentenced 70 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

01/08/2014

Feds bust an alleged pill mill in Fort Lauderdale. Source: CBS4

Feds Bust Suspected Fort Lauderdale Pill Mill

A suspected pill was broken up in an upscale Fort Lauderdale neighborhood Wednesday at a location that authorities and CBS4 first visited more than two years ago.

CBS4–07/03/2013

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Dangerous Drug Creating New Addicts

There is a new epidemic of people who have been addicted to opium pills switching over to another dangerous drug which has gotten easier and cheaper to acquire.

CBS4–05/22/2013

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Panel Passes Pill Mill Bill Without Key Proposal

A modified bill designed to crack down on pill mills and ‘doctor shopping’ in the state passed a House panel on Tuesday with an important key proposal left off.

CBS4–04/09/2013

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Four More Arrested In South Florida Pill Mill Investigation

Three Miami-Dade men and a woman are the latest people to be charged by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in connection with a statewide pill mill investigation.

CBS4–11/19/2012

Tammy Guzman was arrested at a motel in Hollywood.  (Source: CBS4)

Tennessee Pill Mill Fugitive Arrested In Hollywood

Facing charges connected to running a pill mill in Tennessee, Tammy Guzman walked out of her federal trial in Knoxville earlier this month and never returned.

CBS4–10/31/2012

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