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House Must Save Drug Database

Unless Speaker Will Weatherford calls up SB 1192 today, the 2-year-old prescription drug database could run out of money. The bill passed unanimously by the Senate would keep it alive and would require pain-clinic doctors to consult it for new patients.

The Tampa Bay Times editorial board argues that the database is a critical tool in fighting prescription drug abuse.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.