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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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