pill mill

pill mill

A pain management clinic that inappropriately, irresponsibly, or illegally dispenses pain medications, especially to those without a prescription or in very large quantities. Three suspected pill mills were shut down by federal authorities today after investigators discovered a paper trail of fraudulent prescriptions written by doctors from overseas.
See also: mill, pill
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They used to say, 'Hey, we'll get sued if we don't write pain medicine for these people,' and now it's, 'Gosh, don't write anything, or we will be a pill mill.
They had wanted to hold a socalled alternative summit in the Pill Mill in the days prior to the September 4-5 Celtic Manor showcase.
The George twins ran pill mill operations that drew thousands of addicts to South Florida from as far north as Ohio and west from Texas, while netting them millions of dollars in a deadly scheme that "preyed upon the weakest, most vulnerable in our society," according to Eric Paskin, founder of Potential Behavioral Health Advisors, an advisor to the film.
It is unacceptable that Florida has become the nation's pill mill capital and that multiple Floridians are dying every day from illegal prescription drug abuse.
com) said it is casting for actors to play starring roles in the film "Prescription For Death" depicting identical-twins who ran the nation's largest, deadliest pill mill operation in South Florida.
Patients requiring more than a 72-hour dose would have to go to a licensed pharmacy to fill their prescriptions, instead of getting the drugs directly from their doctor's office or a questionable pill mill.
13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TransMedia Group said it will publicize and market book rights and the completed movie script based on the true story behind the $40 million pill mill scheme operating out of pain management clinics in South Florida from 2008 to 2011.
Critics contend Florida's pill mill crackdown puts dealers behind bars but lets physicians off easy.
Novus Medical Detox speaks out on the lack of ramifications for pill mill doctors who illegally supply prescription drugs.
Passing, enforcing and evaluating pill mill, doctor shopping and other state laws to reduce prescription opioid abuse.
Armstrong was also very determined to continue the hard work and efforts made by the medical community, law enforcement, and various agencies to cut down on Florida's pill mill epidemic and death related to overdoses.
According to Botticelli, the administration addressed this issue by creating the Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Plan, which called on individuals and organizations to do four things: educate prescribers and patients about proper opioid prescribing, establish prescription drug monitoring programs in every state, make sure individuals properly dispose of prescription drugs and reduce the number of pill mills operating nationwide through law enforcement efforts.
The first law, implemented in 2010, addresses so-called pill mills and requires clinics register with the state and be owned by a physician.
States began cracking down on doctors and pill mills.
Additionally, pill mills, or for-profit pain clinics, are another part of the problem, and one of the targets in Florida's decision to tighten prescription regulations.