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Morning Roundup: October 19, 2012

By The Fix staff

Painkiller crackdown targets pharmacies, dieting may trigger food addiction, and talk show host Montel Williams calls out anti-marijuana campaign for racism. MORE  

Pharmacists Fail to Track 'Scripts

By Carmela Kelly

Prescription drug monitoring programs are being widely ignored in many states, pharmacists tell The Fix. MORE  

Big Pharma Under Fire in Florida

By Carmela Kelly

Pharmacists in the Sunshine State claim that Cardinal Health cut off pain meds without warning.  DEA warns of "danger" to the public. MORE  

CVS Blocks Pharmacists From Rx Drug Databases

By Carmela Kelly

Despite a raid on two of the chain's stores in Florida for mass Oxy sales, the company sticks to its guns. MORE  

Floridians Flock to Open New Pharmacies

By Valerie Tejeda

As new laws target doctors who dispense narcotics, applications to open pharmacies have surged in Florida and nearby Georgia. MORE  

New Law May Crush Online Pharmacies

By Luke Walker

Backers claim the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act will protect communities from prescription drug abuse. Do you agree? MORE  

Scientists Slam Rogue Online Pharmacies

By Jennifer Matesa

Leading experts call on doctors to warn patients about Internet drugstores. MORE  

CVS Refuses to Fill Florida Pain Pill Scrips

By Ariel Nagi

The pharmacy giant acted on advice from the DEA, a spokesman tells us. The DEA begs to differ. MORE  

Google Fined for Hyping Pill Mills

By Ariel Nagi

Internet giant is smacked with half-a-billion in penalties for ads promoting illegal pharmacies. MORE  

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