AG Commissioner Simpson Says Kratom Should be Regulated and 'Not Sold to Children'

AG Commissioner Simpson Says Kratom Should be Regulated and 'Not Sold to Children'

Jackson Bakich
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February 21, 2024
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson (R-FL) provided his thoughts concerning kratom, the herbal substance growing in popularity around the country. The substance is used over the counter to combat withdrawal symptoms. The drug is said to produce “opioid and stimulant-like effects” according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, however. It is more often […]
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Lee Discusses Bipartisan OPIOIDS Act

Lee Discusses Bipartisan OPIOIDS Act

Grayson Bakich
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July 25, 2023
With fentanyl continuing to claim American lives, Congress continues to find ways to fight back. In an interview with The Floridian, Representative Laurel Lee (R-FL) spoke with us about her OPIOIDS Act, designed to improve law enforcement's ability to track overdoses and protect officers from accidental exposure. "This bill would allocate additional resources to help law enforcement track […]
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Rick Scott Authors Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Fentanyl Crisis

Rick Scott Authors Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Fentanyl Crisis

Jim McCool
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March 28, 2023
As the Fentanyl crisis continues to surge and has become more of a paramount issue for Republicans to tackle,  US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) has introduced bipartisan legislation called the OPIODS Act to combat the fentanyl crisis. “Illicit fentanyl continues to endanger communities and families all across the country and it must be stopped. We […]
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DeSantis Announces $205.7 Million Plan to Battle Opioid Crisis

DeSantis Announces $205.7 Million Plan to Battle Opioid Crisis

Jim McCool
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February 18, 2023
Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL)  has made a pivotal policy shift and has announced a multi-million dollar plan to battle the opioid crisis in Florida. Gov. DeSantis made his plan public at a press conference in Destin, Florida where he confirmed his administration will be directing $205.7 million towards state and local programs that will prevent […]
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Salazar's Mental Health & Substance Abuse Bill Now Law

Salazar's Mental Health & Substance Abuse Bill Now Law

Grayson Bakich
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December 25, 2022
Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL-27) has all the more reason to appreciate the Christmas season as her Summer Barrow Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Act was recently passed into law. The bill, named after a 2020 overdose victim, was introduced by Salazar and Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA). As part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, the […]
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Drug overdose death rate drops under Trump

Drug overdose death rate drops under Trump

Javier Manjarres
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January 30, 2020
Just as President Donald Trump announced that he had created a Coronavirus task force to combat the recent break out of that deadly disease in China, the administration submitted statements after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their 2018 mortality statistics that showed a decrease in drug overdose deaths.
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AG Moody Continues Cracking Down on Opioid Crisis Abuse

AG Moody Continues Cracking Down on Opioid Crisis Abuse

Daniel Molina
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July 24, 2019
“This criminal scheme took advantage of the plight of some of our most vulnerable residents."
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