Thursday, March 10, 2011

Drug company offers $1M for Florida tracking system

ABC Action News (Tallahassee, FL) March 10, 2011

"The company that makes the widely abused painkiller Oxycontin on Wednesday contributed $1 million to help launch a prescription-drug tracking system in Florida designed to crack down on the illicit sale of medications to drug dealers and addicts.
The donation from Purdue Pharma LP comes amid calls from Gov. Rick Scott and Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon to repeal the state law that would create a database aimed at closing down so-called 'pill mills.' The program is on hold due to a contract dispute.
Senate President Mike Haridopolos, though, supports the monitoring system and says he doesn't expect his chamber to pass the repeal. The Merritt Island Republican welcomed the Purdue donation." Read More

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