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DEA: Florida No Longer Pill Mill Capital

After being known as the nation’s “Pill Mill Capital,” Florida’s top drug enforcement agents say that is no longer the case.

CBS4–01/30/2012

Jeffrey George was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in illegally distributing some 20 million pain pills. (Source: PBSO)

Judge Gives S. Fla. Pill Mill Owner 15+ Years In Prison

The co-owner of four South Florida pain clinics responsible for illegally distributing some 20 million pain pills was slapped with a prison sentence of more than 15 years.

CBS4–01/14/2012

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Experts Warn Of Phony & Dangerous Sex Therapy Pills

The demand for sexual enhancement drugs is turning far and dark corners of the world into make shift labs, cranking out fake Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. CBS4′s Cynthia Demos has the shocking video of a raid on one such phony lab in China.

CBS4–11/01/2011

(Source: Hialeah Police) Elvina Lamas, charged in a scheme to defraud the elderly

Alleged Elderly Victim: Swindler Told Me I Had Leukemia

A Hialeah women has been charged with preying on the elderly, allegedly ripping off at least half a dozen people by claiming to have life saving drugs for them that turned out to be very expensive vitamins.

CBS4–09/15/2011

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Former S. Fla. Drug Addict Teaching Parents To Look For Abuse Signs

South Florida resident John Daley got hooked on prescription pills when he was 14 years old. The problem escalated so out of control he eventually became a drug dealer.

CBS4–08/30/2011

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Dump Old Rx Pills At Drug Take-Back Event

It’s time to clean out those medicine cabinets of prescription drugs that you no longer use or are expired. Saturday is Florida’s Second Annual Statewide Drug Take-Back Event where you can give your old and unused prescription drugs to authorities for disposal.

CBS4–08/26/2011

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Doctors No Longer Allowed To Sell Narcotics

Florida law enforcement wasted no time in enforcing a new law that forbids doctors and clinics from selling narcotic medications. Tuesday, officials in Broward County went to multiple clinics to shut down the pill mills.

CBS4–07/05/2011

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I-Team: Sex, Drugs and Counterfeits

One of the hottest medical crazes right now are cheap, prescription, “sex enhancing” drugs sold on-line, over the Internet. But experts say those same drugs could put your safety at risk.

CBS4–05/19/2011

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EXCLUSIVE: Alleged NW Miami-Dade Pill Mill Raided By DEA Agents

Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration stormed a rumored pill mill in Northwest Miami-Dade Wednesday morning as part of an ongoing investigation, CBS4 News has learned.

CBS4–03/23/2011

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.

State seeks doctors to monitor pain clinics

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.

CBS4–11/12/2010

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