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Florida Launches New Drug Education Campaign

“Just Say No” isn’t doing enough to keep Florida’s youth from experimenting with drugs. That’s according to a coalition of state and local leaders who are working together to launch a new drug education initiative.

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“Just Say No” isn’t doing enough to keep Florida’s youth from experimenting with drugs. That’s according to a coalition of state and local leaders who are working together to launch a new drug education initiative.

Arguments Set On Medicaid Ballot Proposal

10 hours ago

The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments Feb. 6 on a proposed constitutional amendment that would expand Medicaid coverage in the state. 

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Florida medical board members --- confronted with a new state report that details how a relatively small number of doctors have approved patients to use medical marijuana --- are taking a pass on whether they need to act. 

Doctor Fined For Internet Post With Patient Details

11 hours ago
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A South Florida physician will pay $10,000 as part of a settlement he reached with the state for allegedly posting details about a former patient on the internet and accusing her of doctor shopping and trying to fraudulently obtain opioids. 

Music means a lot to Patricia R. When she sits in her chair and hears the music, she is reminded of her dad.

“See, my father had a bar when I was growing up. So when they had the country music band come, he'd say to me, ‘go out and dance Pat’. And I was like, eleven, twelve years old. I used to go out there and dance,” she said.

Patricia has dementia (we are not using her full name to protect her privacy).

Gun safety advocates say more needs to be done to prevent mass shootings. But some say those proposals could be hard to enforce.  

Virginity tests are making headlines in the United States. In November, the rapper T.I. drew a firestorm of criticism after he said during a podcast interview that he requires his 18-year-old daughter to undergo an annual virginity test with her gynecologist.

State Ordered To Pay Legal Fees In Pot Dispute

Dec 6, 2019
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An administrative law judge Thursday ordered the Florida Department of Health to pay $50,000 in attorney fees to a company that successfully challenged a rule related to medical-marijuana licenses. 

Proposal Would Keep Controversial Medicaid Change

Dec 6, 2019
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A key senator Thursday proposed keeping in place a controversial Medicaid change that reduces spending. 

Floridians Flock To Federal Health-Insurance Exchange Plans

Dec 6, 2019

Topping the nation, 796,858 Floridians had chosen health plans on the federal health-insurance exchange as of Saturday, according to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 

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