Oxycodone in Deaths Are Down, But Prescription Pills Still Outnumber Illicit Drugs
GAINESVILLE - People come to Florida for the sun, but in the past they have also traveled to Florida as their go - to for prescription pills.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has released their latest report on how many drugs were associated with deaths in Florida in 2012.
Compared to the last half of 2011, oxycodone deaths in 2012 plunged by 29 percent.
The pill mill strike forces created two years ago in March could be the reason that pills are no longer the attraction in Florida they once were. Art Forgey from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office says – “We are coming down from being on that list of being a pill tourist destination for people to come and get their pills in Florida.”
The report also says that two years ago, Florida was home to 90 of the top 100 oxycodone purchasing physicians on a nationwide list, and today Florida is not on that list.
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