These actions are part of the DEA Miami Field Division’s efforts to combat the state’s prescription drug abuse epidemic and its role as a major source of diverted prescription drugs to other states. Florida also has a 24-hour “Pill Mill” tip line that allows callers to leave information about a doctor or clinic that concerns them and over 100 collection sites for people to dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently tasked states with achieving control over opioid pain prescriptions, saying that state agencies, as regulators of health-care practice, have the responsibility and authority to monitor and correct inappropriate and illegal prescribing. Read more about it in Psychiatric News, here.
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