Last Thursday, Attorney General Bondi unveiled several recommendations to address illegal prescription drug activity at pain clinics, otherwise known as “pill mills.” Her recommendations include a mandatory six-month suspension and $10,000 fine for physicians who violate standards of care in prescribing controlled substances; criminal penalties for individuals who fraudulently register as pain clinics, as well as for physicians who fail to conduct a physical examination of the patient prior to dispensing controlled substances; and additional enforcement and criminal prosecution. Lawmakers in the House and Senate also are proposing measures to address pain clinics. Sen. Mike Fasano has filed S.B. 810, which establishes standards of practice (such as requiring physical examinations) for pain clinics, while Rep. Patrick Rooney has filed H.B. 497, which prohibits an individual from owning a pharmacy within a 10-mile radius of a pain clinic that the individual owns or operates