Friday, October 8, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: New Pill Mill Regulations in Effect for Florida

BRADENTON – Long awaited legislation aimed at reducing the epidemic problem of Florida “pill mills” went into effect this month, bringing the state at least a step closer toward ending its embarrassing reign as the illegal prescription drug capital of the United States.

Though Florida has still not implemented a prescription tracking network that has been the silver bullet for other states(legislation authorizing one was passed, but its creation has been delayed by ongoing bid litigation), the new regulations at least make it more difficult to open or continue such an operation. Pain clinics must now register with the state and law enforcement can conduct inspections of patient records without a warrant.
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