Governor Scott is recommending repealing the prescription drug tracking system. The program is designed to monitor prescription activity to prevent pill mills and drug abuse. Local pharmacists Paul Doering says he is very disappointed in this decision https://filsonhistorical.org/mr-skygak-from-mars/ because prescription abuse is a growing problem in Florida.
“At first I was kind of opposed to it because of privacy issues but since that time the problem has gotten worse. There are some counties in our state which are the epicenter for drug diversion,” he says.
He says the program keeps track of who is getting prescriptions and where they are coming from, ultimately preventing a number of problems including “doctor hopping”.