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Florida 'Pill Mills' thrive

A two-part series in The Miami Herald explains how Florida storefront clinics exploit the market for narcotic painkillers.  Scott Hiassen reports, "Experts blame these clinics for a startling rise in prescription-drug overdose deaths in Florida, including a 107 percent jump in oxycodone deaths in two years....Yet, regulators and police can't control the problem -- handcuffed, they say, by tepid Florida laws that allow these clinics to open in-house pharmacies and sell drugs directly to clients walking in off the street, even from far-away states."

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