Pill Mill

Senate Committee To Tackle Patients' Pain Med ProblemsThe Legislature may have inadvertently made it harder for legitimate patients to get critical pain medications when it passed a 2011 law aimed at shutting down rogue clinics that branded the state as the "pill mill capital" of the country.
State Change Could Help Patients Get Pain MedicationsThe Florida Board of Pharmacy approved a rule change Wednesday aimed at training pharmacists to change their mindset about prescriptions for controlled substances.
State Looks At Pill Mill Regs Causing "Pharmacy Crawl"Chris Young is a lifelong gun enthusiast, but his wife Lesley got rid of his rifles not long after the couple moved back to Florida nearly two years ago.
Doctor, Employees Charged in Pill Mill InvestigationA 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.
"Pill Mill" Regulations Headed To Scott's DeskThe 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.
"Pill Mill" Regulations Likely To Be ExtendedThe 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.
Pill Mill Doc Faces Up To 350 Years In PrisonA South Florida doctor is looking at up to 350 years in prison for his part in a pill mill operation.
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.
Feds Bust Suspected Fort Lauderdale Pill MillA 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.
Dangerous Drug Creating New AddictsThere 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.
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.
Four More Arrested In South Florida Pill Mill InvestigationThree 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.
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