opioid legislation

Florida’s U-S Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson have added a bipartisan proposal to a nationwide opioid bill that could go before the Senate.

Florida Legislature
Florida House of Representatives

From opioid prescription limits to an agreement on the regulation of trauma centers, it was a busy year for health care issues in the Florida Legislature.

Prescription drugs on a shelf
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is signing legislation to combat the state's opioid epidemic.

Pharmacy Technician amongst two shelves of prescription pills.
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In the waning hours of the annual session, the Florida Legislature approved tough new restrictions Friday on prescription drugs and agreed to spend more than $53 million on treatment and prevention to battle the state’s opioid crisis.