Florida’s prescription drug addiction is problematic
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.
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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