The Drug Enforcement Administration continued its crackdown of alleged pill mills in South Florida Thursday with the arrests of 11 people, including 6 doctors, in Pompano Beach.
The owners of a Pompano Beach pain clinic who were charged with more than a dozen counts each of racketeering, prescription drug trafficking and money laundering made their first appearance before a judge on Wednesday.
Broward Sheriff’s deputies and a SWAT team raid the offices of a pain clinic in Pompano Beach Tuesday morning which they suspect was operating as a ‘pill mill’.
After being known as the nation’s “Pill Mill Capital,” Florida’s top drug enforcement agents say that is no longer the case.
The CVS pharmacy chain has fired the latest shot in Florida’s pain pill epidemic.
A south Miami-Dade doctor is behind bars charged with three counts of trafficking in oxycodone and running an unlicensed pain management clinic.
Thirty-two people in Broward and Palm Beach County were indicted Tuesday in a pill mill take down that targeted four alleged pain management clinics.
Miami-Dade County is getting tough on pain clinics that operate in the county. Tuesday, the Commission approved an ordinance that requires all pain clinic owners in Miami-Dade to register their clinic with the Department of Consumer Services.
Seven people are charged in South Florida with supplying more than 1 million tablets of oxycodone painkiller to drug dealers and to fill pill mill doctor prescriptions.
Florida’s surgeon general has temporarily suspended part of the state’s new “pill mill” legislation.