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Florida Pill Mill Doc Gets 15 Years In Prison

By Shawn Dwyer

Zachary Rose testified against other employees, but was ultimately dubbed a con artist by a district court judge. MORE  

Florida Man Busted For $15 Million Pill Mill Ring

By Shawn Dwyer

The owner of a South Florida pain clinic was charged with running oxycodone to dealers as far as Kentucky. MORE  

Florida Pill Mill Doc Slapped With 18-Year Sentence

By Shawn Dwyer

Dr. Thomas Rodenberg was one of 11 defendants rounded up in a 2012 investigation. MORE  

Should Prescribing Doctors Be Held Responsible When Their Patients OD and Die?

By Remi L. Roy

Rehab admissions have increased, emergency room visits are up and overdose deaths from prescription medication have multiplied dramatically as a result of unregulated prescribing practices. MORE  

Delray Beach Police Battles a Growing Number of Heroin Overdoses

By Shawn Dwyer

Police seek help from its citizens in fighting an alarming increase of heroin-related emergencies, while the sleepy beachside town joins the nation’s rising heroin epidemic. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 12, 2013

By Mei Schultz

Cigarettes and booze speed up cognitive decline, Russian mafia linked to prescription drug rings in New Jersey, and toddlers' personality traits may predict future alcohol use. MORE  

The Pill Mill Gold Rush Hits Georgia

By Mike Guy

A year after the crackdown on Florida's lax pain clinics and Rx laws, the opioid trade is thriving—just north of the panhandle. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 4, 2012

By The Fix staff

Binge-eating and hoarding get official status in DSM-5, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter slam drug war in new doc, and Mike Tyson was high on cocaine in The Hangover. MORE  

Rx Drug Deaths Down in Florida

By May Wilkerson

The fall in pill-related fatalities suggests a crackdown is working, and backs findings from a recent nationwide survey. MORE  

Florida Sees Surge in Addicted Newborns

By Chrisanne Grise

Despite the state's crackdown on pill mills, the number of addicted babies has risen six-fold since 2004. MORE  

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