Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Marchman Act Blog Local News: Pain management clinics: Orange County leaders will discuss an ordinance targeting pill mills today

Orange County leaders will meet today to discuss the area's prescription drug abuse problem and an ordinance that would target pain-management clinics.

Officials say many pain clinics are nothing but fronts for "pill mills," where doctors are willing to dole out powerful, addictive prescription drugs to people for cash.

Lax state laws and an abundance of pain-management clinics have made Florida a destination for drug abusers and traffickers. Many local governments are taking measures to target pill mills, ranging from limiting the hours pain clinics can operate to tracking who works there.
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