Tag: opioid
Ron DeSantis cuts Okaloosa County $3.2 million for improvements to the Shoal River Ranch industrial site.

Janelle Irwin TaylorNovember 2, 2018

Like any favored candidate, Kathleen Peters is feeling confident with her campaign for Pinellas County Commission, but she’s not taking any chances. “We’ll be knocking on doors right up until Monday evening,” Peters said. “We’re also beefing up some of our social media and reaching folks there.” Peters said her campaign has a couple of […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 18, 2018

The Chris Hunter for Congress campaign released a new ad Thursday entitled “Sold Out” attacking incumbent Gus Bilirakis for supporting dangerous pharmaceutical industry legislation. “Gus Bilirakis inherited his seat in Congress, took more drug money than any current Florida Congressman, then sponsored the law that let drug companies push more opioid pills,” the ad begins. […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 19, 2018

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson returned to Jacksonville Wednesday, spotlighting the opioid crisis affecting newborns at UF Health, Jacksonville’s safety-net hospital. Nelson had made a similar visit in 2017, spotlighting the “pandemic” of neonatal addiction, and lamenting funding shortfalls exacerbated by his opponent in November, Gov. Rick Scott, not expanding Medicaid. Television cameras saw the babies in […]

Danny McAuliffeApril 2, 2018

Only a few months away from new sweeping opioid laws taking effect, rule makers are acting quickly to develop methods to implement the new changes without overburdening professionals — particularly pharmacists — with an inundation of new rules and responsibilities. The Florida Board of Pharmacy, which is charged with updating administrative code to include the […]

Staff ReportsFebruary 28, 2018

Medical providers and law enforcement leaders came out fighting on Wednesday, urging the Florida House to restore funding for opioid addiction treatment. The House budget eliminates funding for 52 community providers under the state courts system, 45 programs under the Department of Children and Families (DCF) program, and 10 programs run by sheriffs and law […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 28, 2017

The first month of “Operation Save Lives” – Jacksonville’s experimental inpatient opioid treatment program – is in the books and the results are mixed. The program, intended to address the mounting body count from the use of fentanyl and its derivatives, sees a local emergency room used as a feeder for two inpatient treatment programs, which […]


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