Controversial Drug Database Could Be Repealed in Florida

House Health and Human Services Chairman Rob Schneck announced his intention to release a pill-mill proposal during the second week of March which could include a repeal of the drug database after listening to testimony about Florida's "pill-mills" on February 24, 2011.

The database has been criticized as an invasion of privacy by Majority Leader Carlos-Lopez-Cantera, and just a few weeks ago, Governor Rick Scott proposed a repeal of the database. Governor Scott’s proposal has gained the support of some House and Senate Republican leaders, but Senate President Mike Haridopolos supports the database.

The creation of the database was approved by lawmakers in 2009 to track prescription drug dispensing and prevent doctor shopping.

Schenck has stated that he has seen no proof that the database would work.


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