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Conway Asks Floridians to Support Prescription Tracking Program

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has asked Floridians to take a stand against a proposal by that state's governor.Conway is among the several state and federal officials who have asked Governor Rick Scott to let a prescription tracking program take effect in Florida. The program is meant to fight the so-called pill mills that illegally distribute prescriptions, many of which are abused in Kentucky. Scott has proposed cutting the program due to privacy concerns.A letter from Conway appeared in Friday's Sun Sentinel newspaper. It asks readers to lobby their state lawmakers to keep the program. The letter comes days after Scott announced plans to use federal grant funds from the new healthcare law to create a task force to fight prescription abuse.

Gabe Bullard is the director of news and editorial strategy.