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Peter SchorschNovember 19, 2018

Consider this column an “open letter” of sorts to the Florida Department of Health. First, do no harm. Got that? Though those words are not actually printed in the Hippocratic Oath, but it’s still an important medical axiom. Here’s the deal. The feds recently passed a new law known as “Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes […]

Drew WilsonMay 23, 2018

Sarasota Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is rolling out another TV ad for his re-election campaign in Florida’s 16th Congressional District. The 30-second spot, “Fighting Chance,” highlights the sixth-term congressman’s record on the opioid epidemic. The campaign said it will begin airing online immediately and will hit TV next week as part of $200,000-plus ad […]

Phil AmmannFebruary 17, 2016

If you think drug misuse and abuse doesn’t affect everyone, think again.  It’s an escalating problem spreading to all corners of our communities and across all socioeconomic levels, ethnicities, and ages. The business community in Florida is no different, and has been severely affected by prescription opioid abuse in particular.   Prescription opioid abuse and addiction […]


Regulations for pain management clinics are set to expire in January, but the Florida Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would keep the requirements intact indefinitely. Sponsored by Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, SB 450, passed unanimously and without any debate or controversy. A companion bill, HB 4017, has cleared all the committees of reference and […]


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