Senate signs off on pill mill crackdownby Dara Kam | April 26th, 2010
The Florida Senate unanimously approved a measure aimed at getting rid of the pill mill plague spreading from South Florida to the West Coast.
Under the bill (SB 2272), doctors in good standing and others except felons could own the pain clinics, they would not be allowed to advertise and would have to register with the Department of Health and submit to inspections.
More than seven Floridians die every day from overdoses of prescription drugs, bill sponsor Sen. Mike Fasano said.
“This year we want to make sure those pain management clinics are registered and inspected so they stop the killing,” Fasano, R-New Port Richey, said.
The proposal is one of Palm Beach County’s priorities. The House has yet to vote on its version.