In an effort to protect patient information, state health officials announced an increase in security of its statewide prescription drug datatbase.
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.
There 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.
More than 14 tons of unused or expired prescription drugs were collectedby the The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration during a recent drug take-back day in Florida.
A bill that aims at lowering workers’ compensation insurance costs is now on its way to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk for signing.
Prevention of prescription drug abuse, and accidental ingestion, is all part of the plan behind National Prescription Drug “Take-Back Day”.
Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that will allow optometrists to prescribe oral medications, ending a long-running lobbying battle about the issue.
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.
$80 million will buy several Picasso paintings, dozens of mansions, or several hundred sports cars. Or it will buy a lot of prescription drugs.
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.