Attorney General Recommends Pot Patients Speak with Doctors About Vaping

Oct 24, 2019
Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees
UF Health

Amid an outbreak of vaping-related illnesses across the country, state Surgeon General Scott Rivkees on Wednesday said Floridians should not use “illicit THC products” and urged patients who vape legal medical marijuana to talk with their physicians. 

Hepatitis A vaccine
Julio Ochoa / WUSF Public Media

Hepatitis A is striking Florida in a more deadly fashion than in other states, and the situation is getting so bad that Florida is offering free socks and bus passes to encourage homeless people to get vaccinated. 

Florida Nurse Anesthetists Back Law on Opioid Abuse

Aug 13, 2019
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.