Hallandale puts cap on pain clinics, massage services

Hallandale Beach city commissioners have taken action to curb the opening of new pain management clinics and “massage establishments,” according to city documents.
Although seemingly unrelated, Hallandale Beach’s police chief said the moves — adopted this month — were in response to criminal and untoward activities taking place at some of the targeted businesses.
“Right now, people are coming from [all over the country] to get drugs,” said Police Chief Thomas A. Magill.
Magill said Florida is high on the list of states in which people get quick, easy access to prescription drugs issued by irresponsible physicians working at “pain management centers” and “pain clinics.”

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