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.