Prescription Drug Abuse in Florida

CVS will not fill some prescriptions for potent drugs in Florida

CVS has told some doctors in Florida, the nation’s pill mill capital, that its retail pharmacies will no longer fill prescriptions they write for some potent and addictive drugs, a company spokesman said.
“While we regret any inconvenience this may cause for our customers, we treat the dispensing of controlled substances with the utmost care and seriousness,” CVS corporate public relations director Michael DeAngelis told Reuters in an e-mailed statement.
Source: – November 30, 2011


As Pill Mills Are Shut Down in Florida, Customers Turn to Web

A rise in Internet narcotics purchases is expected as regional pill mills shutter and addicts scramble for other sources of such popular and deadly narcotics as oxycodone. “Crack down on pill mills, and people will go to the ‘Net because it’s an easy source – and they deliver to your front door,” said Dr. Bryan Liang, vice president of Partnership for Safe Medicines, an advocacy group.
Source: Palm Beach Post News – December 4, 2011