Florida cracking down on prescription drug sales

October 10, 2011

Florida officials are cracking down on the illegal sale of prescription drugs.

FLORIDA officials are cracking down on the illegal sale of prescription drugs. In the past year, more than 400 clinics were shut down or closed their doors and nearly 80 doctors lost their licenses for improperly prescribing pain pills.

As a result of the tougher sanctions, Florida doctors' purchases of oxycodone were down by 97% in the first 6 months of 2011 compared with the same period in 2010.

A federal judge in FLORIDA has issued an injunction blocking enforcement of a law prohibiting doctors and other healthcare practitioners from asking patients whether a firearm or ammunition is in their home. Gov. Rick Scott has said he will appeal the injunction.