Published: Feb 03, 2011 6:22 PM EST
Updated: Feb 03, 2011 3:23 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is seeking tougher penalties as part of a four-pronged attack on "pill mills" that supply prescription medications to drug dealers and addicts.

Bondi on Thursday also announced Gov. Rick Scott has signed off on new rules designed to crack down on pill mill doctors. But they are still awaiting approval from the Legislature, which isn't expected to act for at least another month.

Also, a new electronic prescription drug tracking system remains on hold due to a losing bidder's challenge.

 Besides additional legislation, Bondi's initiative includes more aggressive administrative enforcement and criminal prosecutions under existing laws and long-term prevention efforts.

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