DEA Sees Sharp Drop in Florida Oxycodone Sales

Florida’s three-year attack on pill mills and rogue doctors has taken a bite out of sales of oxycodone, the prescription drug that turned South Florida into the pain-pill capital of the Southeast.
Sales of the narcotic painkiller fell 20 percent last year at Florida pharmacies and other outlets, according to data released this week by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The main reason: Some of the area’s biggest pill mill operators and doctors were shut down or arrested, slowing a parade of out-of-state drug dealers and addicts seeking pain drugs, officials said.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/os-dea-florida-oxycodone-decrease-20120131-10,0,7784949.story

Source: Sun-Sentinel.com – February 1, 2012

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