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Bill Takes On Unlicensed Health Clinics

There is one simple way for a Florida medical clinic to avoid being licensed and undergoing an annual inspection: Don’t accept insurance.

04/06/2014

Bill McHale, Exec. Dir., Acceptance House (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: The New Addicts

Heroin addictions and deaths are on the rise in Florida, the unintended consequence of the government crackdown on pill mills. Michele discusses the problem with a former heroin addict and the community liaison for “Acceptance House”, a detox and rehab facility in South Florida.

My TV 33–05/27/2013

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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

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Deaths In Fla. From Oxycodone Abuse Drop Sharply In 2011

The fight to stop drug abuse made a leap of progress in 2011.

CBS4–10/24/2012

DEA 8/16/12 Arrests

6 Doctors Arrested As Part Of Alleged Pill Mill

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.

CBS4–08/16/2012

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.

06/30/2012

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)

Exclusive: Operation “Pill Street Blues”

A major operation is underway in Miami and across Florida to arrest rogue doctors and pill mill operators. It’s called “Operation Pill Street Blues” and CBS4’s Carey Codd is the only local reporter allowed to cover the bust in South Florida.

CBS4–06/27/2012

Pill Mill Crackdown

Gov. Scott: Florida No Longer Pill Mill Haven

With 213 pill mills shut down by Florida law enforcement agencies in the past year, Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday that law enforcement agencies are making huge inroads on stopping the folks who illegally sell prescription drugs.

03/14/2012

(Source: CBS4) Prescription pills

Florida’s Drug Database Up And Running

A long-debated prescription drug database aimed at cracking down on so-called ‘pill mills’ in the state will go into effect this Thursday.

09/01/2011

(Source: CBS4) Prescription pills

Florida’s Drug Database Goes Into Effect This Thursday

A long-debated prescription drug database aimed at cracking down on so-called ‘pill mills’ in the state will go into effect this Thursday.

CBS4–08/30/2011

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