• Lake Co. extends pain clinic ban to Oct. 1

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    LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - Lake County officials are doing everything they can to keep illegally obtained prescription drugs off the streets.

     County commissioners just extended a ban on new pain-management clinics to Oct. 1.

     The ban was set to expire last week, but officials want more time to deal with pain-management clinics, which are often fronts for pill mills.

     In the first half of 2012, about 1,054 people died related to prescription drugs.

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