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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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[Last modified: Friday, May 6, 2011 6:47am]

    

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