Opioid medications

Opioid abuse declared state emergency

Opioid abuse declared state emergency

Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declaration that opioid abuse has become a national epidemic, Gov. Rick Scott declared a Public Health Emergency in Florida Wednesday. The declaration opens up $27 million in federal funds for the state to use in prevention, treatment and recovery services News Service of Florida reports. “I know firsthand how heartbreaking substance […]

Teen cough syrup abuse leads to new regulations

Teen cough syrup abuse leads to new regulations

As 2016 said farewell, states across the country said hello to new regulations and laws. Florida was no exception. One important law that hit the books at the first of the year is SB 938 which prohibits the sale of certain cough medicines to minors. This piece of legislation makes it a civil violation for […]