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Opposition to prescription drug monitoring database may be softening



Gov. Rick Scott continues to express doubts about Florida's prescription drug monitoring program. But there are new signs that opposition is softening to the electronic database, aimed at stemming the state's deadly trade in addictive painkillers.

• The Legislature's top supporter and opponent of the program are meeting today to hash out their differences.

• The new head of the Department of Health said Tuesday that he will implement the database, if the 2009 law creating it stands, as expected.

• And members of Scott's tea party political base say they're not opposing the program.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 9:22am]


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