The governors of Florida and Kentucky urged Congress on Thursday to help states fight the rise of so-called “pill mills” and the abuse of prescription painkillers hurting their states’ communities.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear told lawmakers that the illegal distribution of prescription drugs has exploded in their states in recent years despite efforts to shut them down and their states needed help.
“This is a national problem that demands national solutions,” said Beshear, a Democrat.