Georgia town cracking down on pill mills

After the recent shutdown of an illegal prescription drug operation outside Atlanta, the city council of Marietta, Ga. is considering stringent regulations for businesses that plan on selling prescription drugs, reports this article from My Fox Atlanta. New businesses would be required to prove they don’t plan on opening a so-called “pill mill” by providing the names of pharmacists working at the business, names of owners and investors, and whether any of those people are convicted felons. The new regulations come from a list of recommendations issued by Cobb County’s law enforcement task force, which also found 52 of the 58 deaths in the county caused by overdoses in 2009 were from pharmaceutical drugs, reports this article from the Marietta Daily Journal. Though the proposal is set for further consideration, some council members fear the measures are too invasive, according the article.

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