|Published:||Mar 08, 2011 4:06 AM EST|
|Updated:||Mar 08, 2011 1:07 AM EST|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - GOP legislative leaders disagree over Republican Gov. Rick Scott's proposal to repeal Florida's prescription drug tracking system before it gets started.
House Speaker Dean Cannon on Monday said a repeal will be filed in his chamber with his support.
Senate President Mike Haridopolos wants to keep the database and said he doesn't think his chamber will vote to repeal.
The tracking system is seen as key to cracking down on pill mills that make Florida the epicenter for painkillers and other prescription medications sold to drug dealers and addicts across the nation.
Scott says the database is an invasion of patients' privacy.
Cannon, instead, supports legislation to ban doctors from selling drugs directly to patients.
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