Regulations to control Florida’s pain clinics and “pill mills” are in limbo as legislators “inadvertently” stopped progress due to funding. According to the Miami Herald, a new law designed to stop excessive state spending has tied up the prescription drug regulations scheduled to take effect just a few days ago. [Read more…]
With arguably one of the worst prescription drug problems in the country, Florida has seen record numbers die from prescription drug overdoses. Despite this, according to a report from St. Petersburg Times, law enforcement struggles to cut off the prescription drug trade where it starts–with the physicians. [Read more…]
Florida is one of only a handful of states that does not have a prescription drug control program. Although this is scheduled to change in December, the booming pill mills stand to prescribe thousands if not millions of pills between now and then. [Read more…]
According to the Miami Herald, experts believe Florida may be entering a “new wave” of addiction that hasn’t been seen in nearly 30 years. Now, instead of cocaine, lethal combinations of opiates and narcotics are killing people and holding them tightly in the grips of addiction. [Read more…]
Where can you go to get a lousy hot dog served by big time drug dealers? Well, according to the Orlando Sentinel, Hot Dog City used to be the place. Now, however, the owners and those connected to them have been arrested and face a number of charges from drug trafficking to money laundering. [Read more…]
In several raids on Wednesday, officials arrested 13 people and uncovered 5 separate grow houses in the Loxahatchee area. These growing operations were all in residential homes and some were operated in the presence of children.
Thirteen arrests related to the grow houses means thirteen players in the drug trade are now out of the loop. Although this article in the Sun Sentinel doesn’t specify, there is a good chance these plants were supplying the area with a good chunk of recreational marijuana use. [Read more…]