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Do we already have a pill-mill database?



That's what state Rep. Larry Ahern of Seminole claimed in a letter to the St. Petersburg Times. "Pharmacies already have a database in place, and the transaction is recorded on the spot. They will question the person trying to fill another prescription so quickly, and not fill it or call the doctor," he wrote. "We don't need a separate database with one already in place. The House bill will close pill mills without hurting legitimate doctors' ability to help their patients."


[Last modified: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 9:44am]


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