We may joke about it from time to time, but Ohio's prescription pill abuse problem is real and serious. And you need to look no further than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for advice on how to rectify the situation. Well, you may need more than a helpful hint from Michaelangelo, which is why the Ohio legislature is working on a bill to address the state's semi-lawless and oftentimes dangerous pill mills.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that House Bill 93 passed unanimously and now heads to the Senate.
The bill would clamp down on the pill mills, the shady locales that tread just on the outskirts of the law and dish out untold millions of doses of pain pills each year. New requirements would include tougher reporting standards for the prescribing docs, standards and practices for the clinics, and limits on how many pills those physicians could prescribe — 2,500 doses in a 30-day period.