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Senators say anti-pill mill law has seen patients’ pain go untreated

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Members of the Senate Health Policy Committee discussed a 2011 law designed to crack down on illicit painkiller prescriptions through “pill mills,” which Chairman Aaron Bean said has sent “the pendulum from one direction to the other.” The law, HB 7095, was spearheaded by a newly elected Attorney General Pam Bondi and then-state Sen. Mike Fasano in the midst of a widespread painkiller abuse epidemic that earned Florida the title of “pill mill capital of the U.S.” A pair of experts corroborated accounts senators…

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