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
Another claim is that various provisions are unconstitutionally
A Department of Health spokeswoman had no immediate comment
on Friday, September.