Florida pill mill crackdown held up by dispute over doctors' offices
A controversial bill intended to combat the state's prescription drug-abuse woes appeared in jeopardy Thursday in part due to a dispute tied to the high-powered lobbying of two workers' comp doctors.
At issue: a proposed ban on doctors dispensing drugs in their offices. The House wants the ban and attached it to legislation intended to crack down on so-called pill mills.
The Senate doesn't want the dispensing ban. Neither do a pair of South Florida physicians: Paul Zimmerman and Gerald Glass.
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