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FL: Epicenter for National Pill Racket

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Orlando Sentinel

An investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration uncovered the source of a national pill-trafficking ring: Encore Pharmacy in Kissimmee, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Investigators say part of the scam involved fraudulent Medicare claims. Meanwhile, a jury acquitted three doctors and one investor in a case involving thousands of fraudulent prescriptions for oxycodone at a Jacksonville pill mill, the Florida Times-Union reports.