Meanwhile, in Georgia the number of mills has surged more than tenfold since the crackdown in Florida and other southern states. The DEA is investigating anyone who moved from Florida to Georgia and opened a pain clinic, but new ones keep poppingup. The legislature might want to take note of Florida's success, and copy some of their tactics, including:
- Entering data in and querying the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Database
- Passing laws against doctors selling oxycodone, opening "pain clinics"
- Passing laws against drug distributors and pharmacies that sell high volumes of controlled substances
- Committing sufficient resources to prosecute over-prescribing doctors and individuals involved in the prescription pill trade