Federal Lawsuit Challenges Florida 'Pill Mill' Law

By: AP
By: AP

Tallahassee, Florida (AP) --

A new Florida law cracking down on 'pill mills' that dispense powerful prescription painkillers is being challenged in federal court.

A company operating pain clinics in South and central Florida,
two doctors and a patient sued the state this week in Tallahassee.

They want a federal judge to block the law before it goes into
effect Oct. 1.

The suit alleges the law is discriminatory because it bars
patients from getting more than a three-day supply of drugs if they
don't have insurance and violates free speech rights by limiting
clinic advertising.

Another claim is that various provisions are unconstitutionally
vague.

A Department of Health spokeswoman had no immediate comment
on Friday, September.


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  • by fusrated in florida Location: live oak on Sep 26, 2010 at 06:30 AM
    if you take yur onthly rug teting as required by thedr., why should the stsate be abeto tell yo how much pain your in or not !!!the oblem is the people who use and abuse oursystem punish them...th 1"s who sell them ,ot th 1" wh acculy need them!!!
  • by izitjustme? Location: Undisclosed and paranoid now.... on Sep 24, 2010 at 12:12 PM
    Probably a case of using a wildly swinging machete where a properly used scalpel would have been adequate. Kinda like cold meds and meth labs.why do I,a non-user of meth, have to be entered into a database for Sudafed?? I believe 'overkill' is the term I'm looking for.
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