Chart showing oxycodone purchases by dosage in Central Florida counties – Orlando Sentinel

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Oxycodone Deaths in Florida Dropped in the First Half of 2012 – (blog)

Statewide, there were 759 oxycodone-related deaths from January through June 2012, compared to 1,058 during the same period in 2011.

In Orange and Osceola counties, where prescription drug overdoses have been prominent in recent (more…)

Lawyers make arguments in pill-mill case against wake boarder Darin Shapiro – Orlando Sentinel

A defense attorney for professional wake boarder Darin Shapiro — accused of running two Central Florida pill-mills with his father and brother — tried to convince a judge Thursday to toss the charges against him.

Shapiro, who retired from water-ski competition in 2004 as the winningest wakeboard rider in the history of the sport, founded Pain Relief Orlando (also known as Pro (more…)