prescription medications


The “Up and Away” campaign is underway for the Halloween Season. Health officials are warning parents to keep medicines away from their kids to avoid confusing pills with candy.

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A new bill would allow physician assistants and nurses with advanced training to write prescriptions.

A fight over patient access to name-brand drugs has made its way to the legislature.
PatientAccessForFL.COM / Patient Access for Florida

A battle between the pharmaceutical industry, patients and doctors has made its way to the Florida legislature. At issue: whether patients should have to deal with alternative medications and how much say prescription drug plans have on treatment.

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Officials overseeing the state’s Prescription Drug Management Program, or PDMP, say they’re planning changes, even though they contend they’re not responsible for earlier reports that more than 3,000 records weren’t secure enough to keep them from being accessed by law enforcement.

It’s About Florida: Pill Mills

Aug 2, 2012

The so called “pill mills” are clinics and pharmacies and even doctor’s offices that supply prescription medications with very little oversight. Powerful pain killers like Oxycodone and Oxycontin fetch lots of money in the streets. But federal, state and local agencies are trying to change that and pill mill busts have become a familiar sight over the past year. But some say the crackdown has gone too far.