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Today Florida will begin monitoring your prescriptions in an effort to deterdoctor shopping and physicians from overprescribing medication.  The legislation that led to the data base has been mired in controversy.  Advocates contend that it gives law enforcement the ability to monitor “pill mills” and is necessary to combat Florida’s growing prescription pill epidemic.  Those in opposition, including Gov. Scott prior to changing his mind, believe that the monitoring program violates patient privacy.

Whichever side you come down on it is clear that Florida is serious about cracking down on prescription drug abuse.  Law enforcement at the Federal, State, and local level has made it clear that they are targeting the unlawful possession of prescription medication and those that obtain these drugs fraudulently.  Law enforcement now has the ability to expand their investigations into prescription drug fraud.

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Andrew Moses

Andrew has been practicing criminal law his entire career. After graduating from law school he began working as an Assistant State Attorney prosecuting cases in Orange and Osceola Counties. During his time as an Assistant State Attorney, Andrew handled all types of cases ranging from misdemeanors to such serious felonies as drug trafficking and armed robbery. His experience as a prosecutor helped him gain perspective of the criminal justice system and how the government established its cases.

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