Bondi hails drug database rulingby 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.