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Amid ‘pill mill’ crackdown, budget cuts hit programs for drug-addicted women, babies

By | 11.29.11 | 8:00 am

As legislators crafted new laws to shut down so-called “pill mills” around the Sunshine State, they also slashed funding for the public health programs positioned to help prescription drug-addicted women and babies. That has left programs like Healthy Start — which has seen the number of drug-addicted babies in the state quadruple in five years — scrambling for help.

Florida’s pill mill crackdown resulting in increased crime elsewhere

By | 09.19.11 | 3:23 pm

The recent implementation of a statewide prescription drug monitoring database created to curb the abuse of prescription drugs in Florida, a state where an average of seven people a day die of prescription drug overdoses, seems to be having some unintended consequences.

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