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DeSantis, Bill Backers Take Aim At Attack Ads Ripping Canadian Drug Importation Plan

As Governor Ron DeSantis’ proposed Canadian drug importation plan looks poised to pass into law this legislative session, he and other proponents are mocking its critics as fearmongers. The Governor’s defense comes amid attack ads that are ramping up in Florida markets.

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Health officials in Pinellas County are investigating a measles case in a 72-year-old man. This comes amid a national uptick in measles outbreaks.


It’s the result of a collaboration between AdventHealth and Community Health Centers.
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Ground was broken on a new clinic in Bithlo today. It will offer uninsured and under-insured families comprehensive health care. 

Firefighter Cancer Benefits Get Final Approval

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Tom "Bull" Hill walked from Key West to Tallahassee with the ashes and badges of firefighters who died from cancer.
WMFE

The House on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that would expand benefits for firefighters who are diagnosed with 21 types of cancer, sending the high-profile measure to Gov. Ron DeSantis. 

Health Insurance Proposals Linked

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Medical Insurance Claim Form sorrounded by pen, calculator and stethoscope.
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There’s a health-insurance “train” in the making in the Florida Senate. 

Lawmakers Try To Bridge Health Budget Differences

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Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach
News Service of Florida

In a first round of health-care budget negotiations, the Senate on Wednesday agreed to pare funding for local projects in an attempt to bridge spending differences with the House. 

Daylina Miller, a multimedia reporter for WUSF Public Media and its Health News Florida project, was named the winner of a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in writing.

Florida lawmakers are set to vote on research funding for toxic algae blooms. However some environmentalists are saying this funding may only solve part of the problem. 

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried ran on a platform of what she called 'the three W’s': weapons, water and weed. Within months of her swearing in, it’s that last W that’s already generating a buzz around the state. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 695 measles cases in 22 states.

"This is the greatest number of cases reported in the United States since measles was eliminated from this country in 2000," says a CDC statement issued late Wednesday.

Scientists have found a way to transform brain signals into spoken words and sentences.

The approach could someday help people who have lost the ability to speak or gesture, a team from the University of California, San Francisco reported Wednesday in the journal Nature.

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