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Updated: 10/12/2013 08:00:04AM

Pain pill law is showing effectiveness

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Two years after the state and local governments clamped down on prescription drug abuse, the efforts appear to be working as intended.

A recent report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows the total number of drug-related deaths dropped nearly 9 percent from 2011 to 2012. Deaths where drugs were present dropped from 9,135 in 2011 to 8,330 in 2012.

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