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Florida’s prescription drug addiction is problematic

By on September 22nd, 2011

Florida tops the list of states with doctors dispensing  the prescription drug Oxycodone.  Florida lawmakers are starting a statewide prescription monitoring system.  While that may combat prescription drug abuse, University of Florida Professor in the College of Pharmacy Paul Doering says it may lead to violence in pharmacies.

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Doering says  a former student of his working at a pharmacy in Starke recently was held up at gun point.  He says for the first time, pills are neck and neck with crack cocaine as the preferred drug for addicts.


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