Florida's Oxycodone Party is Over: Pain Pill Sales Dropped 97 Percent in One Year

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The hillbilly heroin hoedown in Florida has ended. The number of pain pills sold by Florida doctors dropped 97 percent from 2010 to 2011 according to the DEA. In 2010, 90 of the top 100 Oxy-prescribing doctors in the country were in Florida. In 2011, just 13 made the list, and none cracked the top ten. Turns out the state's crackdown on pill mills has actually worked.

Florida's lax laws once made the state a pill poppin' paradise. Addicts from across the country routinely traveled down to Florida to the state's pill mills -- many of which were located in Broward County -- to easily get their fix. Doctors were doling out the medications with little or no questions asked. Unsurprisingly, the amount of pain pill related deaths in Florida were reaching an alarming point.

But the Florida Legislature put its foot down. Laws that took affect last July largely banned doctors from selling pain pills directly from their own offices. A number of undercover operations and arrests signaled that the state was serious about enforcing the laws. A newly created database also tracks how many prescriptions doctors are written, and monitors if patients are getting multiple prescriptions from multiple doctors.

Sure, doctors' prescriptions for pain pills can still be filled at regular pharmacies, but even those sales are down 20 percent in the past year.

According the Sun-Sentinel, the dramatic changes have also seen the prices for oxycodone on the street sky rocket. Used to be you could get 80 mg of oxy on the street for $20. Now, the price is closer to $80.

Meanwhile, addicts and pill pushers have moved on. Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky have seen noticeable rises in pain pill sales.

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11 comments
RageAgainstTheMachin
RageAgainstTheMachin

Only took them 20 years to "crack down". I quess the billions made in that time period has satisfied big pharma and well you know who else gets there cut....... now they want to act like the knights in shining armour saving the day.....what a joke.

jerryverman
jerryverman

We are selling good quality pain pills such as opana

adderall

percocet

nubain

methadone

subutex

Oxycodone

Oxycotin

Mephodrone

KEtamine

MDMA

MDPV

MDAI

Flephodrone

JWH-073, 1-butyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole

Hydrocodone

Dimethocaine (Larocaine/DMC)

Morphine

and many other pills in stock.

we do a supper fast and a highly discrete packaging of our product.email us via jerryverman@yahoo.com

jerryverman
jerryverman

We are selling good quality pain pills such as opanaadderallpercocetnubainmethadonesubutexOxycodoneOxycotinMephodroneKEtamineMDMAMDPVMDAIFlephodroneJWH-073, 1-butyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indoleHydrocodoneDimethocaine (Larocaine/DMC)Morphineand many other pills in stock.we do a supper fast and a highly discrete packaging of our product.email us via jerryverman@yahoo.com

jerryverman
jerryverman

We are selling good quality pain pills such as opana

adderall

percocet

nubain

methadone

subutex

Oxycodone

Oxycotin

Mephodrone

KEtamine

MDMA

MDPV

MDAI

Flephodrone

JWH-073, 1-butyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole

Hydrocodone

Dimethocaine (Larocaine/DMC)

Morphine

and many other pills in stock.

we do a supper fast and a highly discrete packaging of our product.email us via jerryverman@yahoo.com

jerryverman
jerryverman

We are selling good quality pain pills such as opanaadderallpercocetnubainmethadonesubutexOxycodoneOxycotinMephodroneKEtamineMDMAMDPVMDAIFlephodroneJWH-073, 1-butyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indoleHydrocodoneDimethocaine (Larocaine/DMC)Morphineand many other pills in stock.we do a supper fast and a highly discrete packaging of our product.email us via jerryverman@yahoo.com

jerryverman
jerryverman

We are selling good quality pain pills such as opanaadderallpercocetnubainmethadonesubutexOxycodoneOxycotinMephodroneKEtamineMDMAMDPVMDAIFlephodroneJWH-073, 1-butyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indoleHydrocodoneDimethocaine (Larocaine/DMC)Morphineand many other pills in stock.we do a supper fast and a highly discrete packaging of our product.email us via jerryverman@yahoo.com

jerryverman
jerryverman

We are selling good quality pain pills such as opana

adderall

percocet

nubain

methadone

subutex

Oxycodone

Oxycotin

Mephodrone

KEtamine

MDMA

MDPV

MDAI

Flephodrone

JWH-073, 1-butyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole

Hydrocodone

Dimethocaine (Larocaine/DMC)

Morphine

and many other pills in stock.

we do a supper fast and a highly discrete packaging of our product.email us via jerryverman@yahoo.com

Ratpak
Ratpak

all they are doing is making the state safe for Heroin sales

michael wind
michael wind

now is time to review all those doctors who were prescribing all those drug,the educated drug dealers,let police focus on them....

FCEtier
FCEtier

Patients are still getting Rx's from Florida. Now they're trying to get them filled in N.C., Tenn. KY, GA, etc.

Guest
Guest

Florida GOP was dragged kicking and screaming over the passage of protections to end the lunacy of the pill mills strewn across Florida.Go figure.

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