Florida Cracking Down on “Pill Mills”
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi made it a priority to get rid of the state’s “pill mills”, or clinics that provide excess amounts of medication to patients. While the state has made remarkable progress in shutting down clinics that break the law, her work is far from over.
As the St. Augustine Record points out, the state has filed no criminal charges against some clinics accused of illegal and unethical behavior. County Commissioner Bill McClure partially owns the clinics facing these accusations. The Attorney General’s office said that investigations are still pending.
The state has issued warrants on the two Medi M.D. clinics, and they are investigating potential violations related to health care fraud, falsifying documents and practicing medicine illegally. These clinics are still operating at the time of this report.
How Can I Find Out if My Doctor is Reputable?
As a whole, doctors do amazing, life-saving work. Unfortunately, some of them choose to cut corners or break the law because of either convenience or financial motivations. If you’re wondering if your doctor has ever faced disciplinary charges, the US Department of Justice maintains a list of all doctors either suspended or disbarred. You can find out if your doctor is either currently disciplined or previously disciplined for breaking the law. The site tells you which doctors have been suspended or disbarred, along with their reinstatement date and details of their behavior.
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