Florida Nurse Anesthetists Back Law on Opioid Abuse

3 hours ago
Prescription drugs on a shelf
Daylina Miller/WUSF

Florida nurse anesthetists have come out in strong support of a new law meant to curb opioid abuse and slammed doctors for “questioning” the logistics of how to inform patients about opioid alternatives. 

New Surgeon General Keeps UF Employment

Jun 25, 2019
Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees.
UF Health

Florida’s new surgeon general has negotiated an unusual two-year arrangement that allows him to remain employed at the University of Florida --- and keep his tenured position --- while also being in charge of the state Department of Health. 

New Health Secretary To Keep Ties To UF

Jun 6, 2019
Gov. Ron DeSantis named Dr. Scott Rivkees as Florida's Surgeon General.
Governor's Press Office

When physician Scott Rivkees takes over as secretary of the state Department of Health, he will continue to be employed by the University of Florida.