Florida Senate Panel Strengthens Drug Monitoring

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tallahassee, FL (AP) -A Senate committee has approved a bill sought by Attorney General Pam Bondi to strengthen a prescription monitoring system that Gov. Rick Scott wants to repeal before it even begins.

Bondi appeared before the Health Regulation Committee to make a
personal pitch for the legislation (SB 818) that also includes harsher penalties for doctors and other "pill mill" operators who prescribe narcotics to drug dealers and addicts.

Scott and House leaders are pushing for repeal of the drug database that has been held up by a contract dispute. A repeal bill last week received its first approval from a House committee.

Bondi, though, told the Senate panel that the state needs a
monitoring system because drug dealers from other states, most of
which have such systems, are coming to Florida.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 15, 2011 at 01:44 PM
    oh that's nice wctv!
  • by mimi on Mar 15, 2011 at 12:55 PM
    naw what pam needs to do is stop being nasty and evil because is she is, because she can. just look into her eyes and listen her when she speaks. they just creating a bigger mess than what already is! its praying time for these devilish and careless crooks!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 15, 2011 at 10:23 AM
    As well as our loved ones.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 15, 2011 at 09:45 AM
    our state needs to do something about the pills that are killing our love ones......
  • by Anonymous on Mar 15, 2011 at 09:44 AM
    our state needs to do something about the pills that are killing our love ones......
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