One year. Five doctors. A single pain clinic. Two million hits of oxy.
To be precise, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says that five doctors working out of American Pain Clinic in Lake Worth prescribed — peddled might be a more accurate term — 2,167,710 Oxycodone tablets in 2009.
Consider that American Pain Clinic was only one of some 200 oxy mills in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Clearly, neither a recessionary economy nor the state’s tepid new pill mill law (with its computerized record-keeping requirements) have done much to diminish South Florida’s allure as a hassle-free wholesaler for the nation’s oxy traffickers. Read more: