Federal officials, advocates push pill-tracking databases
The move is part of a multi-pronged strategy by the Obama administration to tame an epidemic of abuse and death tied to opioid painkillers like Vicodin and OxyContin. But physician groups see a requirement to check databases before prescribing popular drugs for pain, anxiety and other ailments as be…
Convicted killer of 3 women executed in Florida
Oscar Ray Bolin was pronounced dead by lethal injection Thursday at 10:16 p.m. at Florida State Prison in Starke, Gov. Rick Scott's office said. The scheduled 6 p.m. execution time was delayed until the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Bolin's final appeal without comment.

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