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Lawsuit: State Ignoring Medical Marijuana Law

A Florida nursery and a man who suffers from epilepsy filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Gov. Rick Scott's administration that contends that state officials are flouting the state's new medical marijuana law.

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Obamacare enrollment is off to a strong start in Florida and around the nation, according to national data and those who help people sign up for health insurance.

Addiction specialists caution against reading too much into a new study released this week that compares two popular medications for opioid addiction. This much-anticipated research is the largest study so far to directly compare the widely used treatment Suboxone with relative newcomer Vivitrol.

Researchers who compared the two drugs found them equally effective once treatment started. But there are fundamental differences in the way treatment begins, which makes these findings difficult to interpret.

It’s been over two months since Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida, but Floridians are still dealing with mold and many are just now discovering they have it.

A Live Oak poultry producer and environmental groups have reached a settlement over Suwannee River pollution, avoiding further litigation.

Pilgrim’s Pride processing plant has agreed to pay $1.4 million for violating its own Clean Water Act permit.


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Let’s say you have health insurance through your employer and live in one of 21 states with laws protecting consumers against surprise medical bills from out-of-network providers.

Should one of those unwanted bills land in your mailbox, you can turn to your state law and regulators for help, right?

Not necessarily.

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Dr. Ronald Cirillo and his assistant at the Turning Points free clinic in Bradenton are testing another patient for hepatitis C.

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Attorneys for the wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at a Florida nightclub want to introduce testimony that he frequently lied about visiting a friend to cheat on her.

Chicken Processor Settles Water Pollution Suit

Nov 16, 2017
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A major chicken processing plant that has been cited for polluting the Suwannee River settled a lawsuit on Wednesday that was brought by environmental groups in Florida.

Judge Says State Should Reject New Marion Hospital

Nov 16, 2017
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With other hospitals fighting the proposal, an administrative law judge Wednesday said state regulators should turn down a request to build a new hospital in Marion County.

Report Shows 'Staggering' Drug Deaths In Florida

Nov 16, 2017
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A highly anticipated report from Florida's medical examiners shows dramatic increases in all types of drug-related deaths, including a 97 percent increase in deaths caused by the synthetic opioid fentanyl.

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