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The Upside Down World of Welfare Drug Testing

By Meg Williams

Sweeping aside liberal objections about the rich punishing the poor, conservatives believe that welfare drug tests help employers and save the state money. But what does zero tolerance really produce? 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's Welfare Drug Tests a Flop

By McCarton Ackerman

Far from saving money, Florida's now-quashed welfare drug tests cost taxpayers, data shows. MORE  

Florida Becomes First State to Drug Test Public Workers

By McCarton Ackerman

Rick Scott continues his controversial crusade to keep tax money from becoming drug money. MORE  

Civil Liberties Victory Stops Welfare Drug Tests

By Tony O'Neill

The American Civil Liberties Union gets a law mandating drug tests for welfare applicants thrown out in a Florida court. MORE  

Pill-Mill Paradise, Florida Finally Gets Its Own Rx Software Surveillance

By Jed Bickman

Gov. Rick Scott surrendered after his lengthy battle to block online prescription monitoring, but not until the newly elected pol saw his popularity tank. MORE  

Florida Hosts "Bring Back Your Pills Day"

By Ariel Nagi

Tomorrow, Floridians can drop off their surplus Oxy at pharmacies, law enforcement centers and grocery stores. MORE  

Florida Gov. Keeps State Safe From Drug-Crazed Welfare Moms

By Dirk Hanson

It's “unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction." His solution? Mandatory drug testing for welfare applicants. MORE  

Why Florida's Gov Fought to Save the State's Poison "Pill Mills"

By Dirk Hanson and Walter Armstrong

Florida's toxic "pill mills" serve up more bogus prescriptions than all other states combined. So why did Tea Party governor Rick Scott kill a bill that would have shut hundreds of them down? MORE  

Florida Everglazed

By Dirk Hanson

Rife with phony pain centers, Florida prescribes ten times more Oxycodone pills than all other states combined. So why did the state's new GOP governor shockingly kill a bill that would have radically cut down on the practice? MORE  

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