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July 8, 2014 12:00 AM

Florida closes pill mills, and curbs painkiller abuse

Prescription opioids enable millions of Americans to overcome what might otherwise be agonizing, crippling pain. Yet, each year, those same wonder drugs sicken, addict and even kill thousands of others. Public- and private-sector officials were slow to respond to this public health crisis, but there are signs that new measures designed to curb the illicit flow of painkillers are producing lifesaving results.

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