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Few Counties Pay for Database

Only a few counties and agencies across Florida have contributed money to run the drug database intended to crack down on prescription pill abuse, the Tampa Tribunereports. Hillsborough County, where the Tribune reports the database is used more than anywhere else, hasn’t contributed any funds. The Department of Health says it solicits funds from agencies in each county to pay for the database, which doesn’t get any state money.

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