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Scott says drug database foundation wasted money

by Dara Kam | February 22nd, 2011

Gov. Rick Scott hasn’t changed his mind about scrapping the state’s drug database and now has more reasons for opposing it.

This morning, Scott accused the foundation that gathered the $500,000 in private donations to get the database up and running of possibly misspending some of the money.

“If you look at what’s happening there, I’m trying to figure out in that group where the money is. It’s come to my attention that thousands of dollars have been spent on lawyers, travel, meals for board members,” Scott told reporters after the Cabinet meeting. “I believe it’s an invasion of privacy. And right now with that database it appears that the money’s been wasted.”

We’re waiting for the governor’s office to provide the documentation supporting Scott’s accusations.

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9 Responses to “Scott says drug database foundation wasted money”

  1. Lisa Says:

    Wait til someone in his has a problem. I thought for sure Rick Scott was going to be good for florida. BIG MISTAKE there are alot of things he is doing to mess Fla up more than it already is and its not just the pill mills but that is a huge mistake he is making babies are being born everday additted to these pills.RICK SCOTT BIG DISAPPOINTMENT you should be ashamed of your self

  2. patty Says:

    Lisa your right and thats why I hate to vote….they all lie and we can’t do nothing when they do not do what they say….Scott is another mistake that is hurting the people who put him there

  3. Double standard Says:

    “It’s come to my attention that thousands of dollars have been spent on lawyers, travel, meals for board members,” Scott told reporters.

    Bet he wasn’t that concerned when he took all that Medicare money from the Feds a few years ago

  4. daniel Says:

    7 floridaians dying a day is a waste. i’ve had six friends/family die from oxy overdose the last decade due to pill mills. scott does not care for u unless u make him $$$$. best believe it FLA.

  5. Native Says:

    I sure hope he maintains that “invasion of privacy” mentality when the ultrasound bill shows up again. For some legislators asking doctors to participate in the database is intrusive, but dictating to doctors what tests to administer is A-OK. Hypocrites.

  6. Max Weinberg Says:

    More patients means more business for Mr. Scott’s companies. Money spent on meals and travel? Oh no! Hire a lawyer to make sure a database tracking personal information is in compliance with current regulations? The horror! It was apparent to me during the campaigning that Mr. Scott was not playing with a full deck. How in the world do others not see these things, or do they just want change so badly they will put their brains in neutral and coast until after an election.

  7. Legalized Opium Trade Says:

    Public opinion is strongly against his position. Yet, he persists? Why? Waste? Not a proper government function (his original position)?

    Something else motivates: Solantic Corporation, Richard L. Scott Investments, LLC? (look it up) How many other connections/interests?

    Since when is regulating a controlled substance (which destroys lives) not a proper government function? Brilliant business man can’t propose a way to eliminate waste?

    Why not divest yourself of your business interests?

  8. Wrong Focus Says:

    Go after the physicians who prescribe the medication!

    Don’t impose a data base on all of society because of the actions of few.

    Strangled by government, invasion of privacy.

    It is a few phsycians who do this, not all.

    Get government OUT of your personal life.

  9. Big Johnson Says:

    @Wrong Focus – You are already in more databases than you realize. Drive a car? Shop with a customer discount card? Use a debit card? Go to the doctor? Use the internet? Try googling yourself or look yourself up in a search engine like spokeo. You will have a big surprise.

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