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May 1, 2009 5:00 AM

Florida drug tracking law may stall Kentucky pill pipeline

The Florida General Assembly passed legislation Thursday authorizing use of an electronic system that would track the prescription and dispensing of controlled substances in Florida, according to one of its sponsors, Florida Rep. Kelly Skidmore. The news came as a relief to Kentucky officials. Physicians and coroners in Kentucky blame the pill pipeline between the two states on widespread cases of drug addiction and multiple overdose deaths.

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