Florida will no longer be one of twelve states without a prescription-monitoring program. Governor Charlie Crist signed a legislation that will require pharmacists and doctors to record patient prescriptions for most drugs in a state-controlled database. Pain clinics will now be required to register with the state Department of Health, and will also have to undergo annual inspections. This new law will help authorities locate individuals who go to multiple doctors in an attempt to get illegal amounts of pills. Prior to this legislation, Florida attracted many drug addicts and dealers looking for large amounts of painkillers because there was little oversight of doctors providing these prescriptions.