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Pam Bondi says she has shut down pill mills



In the race for the Republican nomination for attorney general, former Hillsborough County prosecutor Pam Bondi continues to contrast her courtroom experience with the political experience of opponents Jeff Kottkamp and Holly Benson.

One of the distinctions Bondi makes is that while Kottkamp, the lieutenant governor, and Benson, the former secretary for the Agency for Health Care Administration, can talk about taking on criminals, she has actually done it.

Take pill mills for examples. Doctors illegally writing prescriptions for painkillers is a big issue in Florida and has been a focus of current Attorney General Bill McCollum.

"You've heard General McCollum talk about pill mills," Bondi said. "(I) prosecuted them. Dealt with them. Shut them down."

We examine her claim that she has shut down pill mills over at PolitiFact Florida. (Spoiler: It's not as simple as the sound byte makes it seem).


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:19am]


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