Friday, October 1, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: New Florida laws: Pain clinics

Pain clinics: To rein in activity at a growing number of "pill mills" that often too freely dispense pain medication, doctors at the facilities now must actually examine prospective patients.There are 154 pain clinics in Broward County and 122 in Palm Beach County. They can only prescribe enough pills for three days, cannot advertise that they sell pain pills or name the pills and must register with the state and open their doors to inspections. Failure to comply means the state could yank a clinic's registration and close its doors, fine it $5,000 a day or charge owners and doctors with a felony.
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