Prescription Drug Abuse

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DEA & Walgreens Settle Dispute Over Oxycodone Distribution

The Drug Enforcement Administration reached a financial settlement with pharmacy giant Walgreens for the company violating rules dealing with the distribution of powerful prescription painkillers.

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AG Bondi Urges Urban Outfitters To Stop Selling Prescription-Looking Products

Attorney General Pam Bondi, along with other attorneys general, is not laughing at a popular retailer’s housewares line made to look like prescription bottles.


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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.


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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.


Prescription Pills

DEA Takes Back 276 Tons Of Unwanted Medications

The Drug Enforcement Agency revealed the numbers from National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day last Saturday and the haul was staggering.


Hernando County Sheriff's officials arrested Craig Lede. He was charged Friday with two counts of premeditated murder. (Source: Hernando County Sheriff's Office)

Police: Fla. Man Beats Couple With Bat Over Money Owed

A Florida man was arrested after he allegedly killed two people, then drove to the victim’s mother’s home and asked for money while one of the victims was in the trunk of his car.


Prescription Pills

CVS Won’t Fill Some Doctors’ Pain Prescriptions

The CVS pharmacy chain has fired the latest shot in Florida’s pain pill epidemic.


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New Data Shows Prescription Pill Deaths Up From 2009

Despite numerous campaigns to educate the public about he dangers of prescription pill abuse, drug deaths in Florida increased nearly 9 percent last year compared to 2009.


Prescription Pills

DEA To Take Back Your Unwanted Meds To Stop Abuse

National, state and local officials are giving Floridians another opportunity to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.


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House Votes To Kill Pain Clinic Regulations

A Florida House committee voted Thursday to eliminate all state regulations on pain clinics, repeal the drug database law, and stop doctors from dispensing drugs.