Home / Health and Science / Florida’s prescription drug addiction is problematic

Florida’s prescription drug addiction is problematic

By

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.

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Doering4.mp3]

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.

About Front Page Edition

Check Also

In Photos: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Millions of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and disposable protective glasses Monday as the moon blotted out the sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. from coast to coast in nearly a century.