The Palm Beach Post unleashed an investigation last week connecting a cutoff in Oxycontin prescriptions to a rise in heroin overdoses in 20 states East of the Mississippi River. In 2010, South Florida had some of the most notorious cases of pill mills around – the area was considered a significant trafficking area for oxycodone.
When the hurricanes hit the southern United States in the past few weeks, the needs of the many were also the needs of the few. Everyone in the affected areas seemed to need help of some kind. While the state and federal government began to survey the damage and help those who are stuck, homeowners
Just before Thanksgiving last week, authorities in Palm Beach County, Florida made arrests of two more sober home managers. Accused of participating in a scheme of patient brokering, the arrests are just a few in a string of alleged patient brokering schemes that have become almost commonplace across the state. They’re the latest arrests in