Attorney General-Elect Pam Bondi Announces Appointment of Dave Aronberg as Special Counsel to Lead Anti-Pill Mill Initiative
Tallahassee—Attorney General-Elect Pam Bondi today announced that she will
appoint former state senator Dave Aronberg as a special counsel in her
administration. Aronberg will be responsible for leading a comprehensive
anti-pill mill initiative within the Office of the Attorney General.
Today’s appointment reflects Attorney General-Elect Bondi’s commitment to
making the eradication of pill mills a major focus of her administration.
“After getting to know Dave last year, I quickly learned that we share a
strong commitment to shutting down pill mills. I have complete trust in
Dave’s ability to take on this very important fight with me,” Bondi said.
“It is unacceptable that Florida has become the nation’s pill mill capital
and that multiple Floridians are dying every day from illegal prescription
drug abuse. In cooperation with federal, state and local law enforcement,
we will use all the powers and resources of the Attorney General’s Office
in a comprehensive effort to eradicate pill mills from our state.”
Aronberg, 39, served in the Florida Senate from 2002 until 2010. As a
state senator, Aronberg was a leader in the fight against pill mills,
advocating for legislation to establish a prescription drug database and to
more strictly regulate the ownership and operation of pain clinics.
Aronberg’s professional experience includes service as an attorney in the
economic crimes unit of the Attorney General’s Office and as a White House
Fellow. Aronberg is a graduate of Harvard College and of Harvard Law
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Contact: Kim Kirtley