Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (CA-45) released the following statement after a crackdown today on the so-called pain pill industry in Florida:
"Rogue "pain clinics' are a national scourge which needs to be eradicated before more innocent Americans become hopelessly addicted to powerful prescription drugs. Easy access to these potentially dangerous and deadly drugs is a growing threat across the United States.
"I applaud the efforts of local, state and national law enforcement agencies to try and stem the tide. Personally, I am going to continue to do everything possible to raise awareness of the insidious effects prescription drug abuse has on American families, especially our kids.
"For starters, I will be calling on Congress to hold a series of field hearings around the nation exploring this growing epidemic. And that first hearing should take place in Florida, which has now become ground zero in our efforts to stamp out this problem."