Scott proposing repeal of Florida drug trafficking law

Gov. Rick Scott wants to repeal the state’s yet-to-be-implemented prescription drug tracking law that’s designed to crack down on “pill mills” supplying drug dealers and addicts who flock to Florida from states already operating such systems.

Scott spokesman Brian Hughes said Tuesday that the electronic monitoring delayed by contract challenges, may not be as effective as advocates claim. The governor also was worried it might infringe on patients’ privacy, he said.

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