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Bondi hails drug database ruling

by Dara Kam | March 8th, 2011

Attorney General Pam Bondi applauded an administrative law judge’s ruling today putting the state’s prescription drug database back on track.

“The prescription drug database can be an important part of the fight against pill mills. Hopefully this ruling will end needless delays to the implementation of Florida’s database,” Bondi said in a statement.

Bondi’s continued support for the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program puts her squarely at odds with fellow Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who wants lawmakers to repeal the yet-to-be-implemented system.

Bondi has made prescription drug abuse one of her top priorities and has become the state’s top official fighting the proliferation of pill mills after Scott scrapped the governor’s office of drug control.

Law enforcement officials insist the database will help cut down on “doctor shopping” and reduce the proliferation of narcotics on the street.

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4 Responses to “Bondi hails drug database ruling”

  1. keith Says:

    Go AG Bondi! Florida has a serious cancer with the pill mill industry. And it has to be fought with everything we can give it!

  2. John Says:

    I applaud A.G. Bondi and the judges who approved this NECESSARY tool to kill Florida’s perscription drug problem. Gov. Scott should be ashamed of himself for trying to keep his pharmacutical company buddies pockets lined with cash on the backs of drug addicts.

  3. No mo' blacks Says:

    How will this database stop street corner sales of drugs in Riviera Beach, north West Palm Beach, Delray and Boynton?

  4. michael lansky Says:

    How would this database help.people will still find other means of being medicated.would you like to bring more buisness and money to drug dealers on the street who sell narcotics like heroin.why bring big buisness to them.instead of keeping it controlled by a md.doctor who knows what they are doing. thats when you will have a problem.all these problems with money and finances why spend so much on something thats going to stop finances being brought in to the state.it doesnt make sense.especiially when theres is legitmate tax paying citezens who need medication to function and go through everyday life.

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