Navigation Links
Law Offices of Spicer & Miller Committed to Combating South Florida's "Pill Mills" Demanding Action and Justice Against Doctors Over Prescribing Medical Drugs to the Public

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In Florida, seven people are dying each day.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, this is just a fraction of the 20,000 people each year that die due to prescription drug overdoses. Over the last decade, the number of such deaths has more than tripled, and Florida's southern coast is ground zero.

Local West Palm Beach news quotes neighbors as saying that "zombie-like" patients often line up outside the clinics in the mornings, waiting for them to open. This pandemic of over-prescribed medicinal drugs by clinical doctors has been dubbed "Pill Mills" and has caught the attention of locals, lawyers, and lawmakers alike.

Attorney David Spicer, along with Attorney Stephen K. Miller, has put the efforts of himself and the Law Offices of Spicer and Miller behind countering the "Pill Mills" surge. Spicer previously represented the parents of 21-year-old Anthony Lauzerique who died of a drug overdose and another 22-year-old, Jason Fusco, who also died of a drug overdose. Both cases settled. The Lauzerique case also resulted in a Board of Medicine prosecution against the doctor involved. Spicer and Miller have a third case involving the death of another father who left two young children. The "Pill Mill" doctors do not seem to be overly concerned about criminal convictions but civil lawsuits, especially those where punitive damages are involved, get their attention. Medical malpractice lawsuits are also, by law, monitored by the Florida Board of Medicine and often trigger investigations that might never have started otherwise.

This Father's Day, on Sunday, June 19, WBZT 1230 AM is hosting a new one-hour radio talk program, "Doctor's Prescriptions, Deadly Addictions." This special program is intended to spread awareness of the "Pill Mills," and to help educate listeners with information and opportunities. The program will begin at (8 p.m. on Sunday 6/19), and feature Attorney David Spicer.

"I just think that criminal conviction is going to be much tougher to get than a Board of Medicine discipline on a doctor," said Spicer. "(Criminal Convictions) sound good, but what are they going to do?" Spicer explains that these criminal convictions are extremely difficult and can take time.

Meanwhile, the "Pill Mills" continue to cater to the eastern seaboard's thousands of requests from not only patients from the Florida area, but across the southeast region. Attorneys David Spicer and Stephen Miller want this unfortunate and appalling situation to cease, and are ready to get to work to do all they can to avoid even more tragedy.

SOURCE Law Offices of Spicer and Miller, P.L.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Law Offices of John David Hart: DePuy Recalled Hip Device Lawsuit Filed by Houston Woman
2. CVS/pharmacy Announces Agreements With U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Attorneys Offices
3. Vermillion Announces Relocation of Corporate Offices to Austin, Texas
4. Merz Aesthetics™ Asclera™ (polidocanol) Injection Now Available in Doctors Offices Nationwide
5. Jefferson Radiology Acquires Two Medical Imaging Center Offices
6. PPD Opens Offices in Sydney, Australia; Copenhagen, Denmark; Lima, Peru; and Lisbon, Portugal
7. Texas & U.S. Drug Treatment Gap to Be Highlighted at News Conference 11 a.m. June 23 By Former U.S. Drug Czar, U.S. Music Industry/Grammys Addiction Services Leader, Miss Texas 2007, San Antonio Police Chief, Nations Leading Treatment CEO, Experts
8. International Drug & Explosives Detection Company IDenta Corp. Announces New Representative in Japan
9. ViaCyte Names Michael Scott Vice President, Device Research & Development
10. Inovio Pharmaceuticals to Present at Scientific & Industry Conferences
11. MigreLief Now On Lifetime T.V.s "The Balancing Act" Airing June 20th & July 25th
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 , ... on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: ... , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , ... Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... and BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma ... as the company,s second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... Astellas Farma Colombia ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016  Guerbet announced today that it has ... Horizon Award . One of 12 suppliers ... for its support of Premier members through exceptional local ... and commitment to lower costs. ... of our outstanding customer service from Premier," says ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TherapySites, ... its affiliation with Tennessee Counseling Association. This new relationship allows TherapySites ... Tennessee Counseling Association, adding exclusive benefits and promotional offers. , "TCA is extremely ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are ... in many ways they remain in the eye of the beholder, according to experts ... publication of The American Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, click ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a ... fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, ... type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as ... of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to ... one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Oklahoma (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... both athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures ... Oklahoma City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):