Health official: State lawmakers must ‘take some action’ to curb growth of pain clinics

Despite new rules targeting the pain management industry, unscrupulous clinics that supply narcotics traffickers and addicts will keep spreading across Florida unless lawmakers enact tougher restrictions immediately, according to a top state medical official .
“It’s been frustrating that it’s taken so long to recognize the significance of this problem,” said Dr. Steven Rosenberg, a West Palm Beach dermatologist and state Board of Medicine member.
“The Board of Medicine for the past three years now has been begging the legislature to take some action,” Rosenberg said.

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