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Tag: opioid epidemic

Florida Pilot Program Provides Career Training for Recovery

Mar 9, 2021
Florida has received millions in emergency funds to combat the opioid crisis in the last few years. In particular, the $5 million Florida received from the Department of Labor will...

Florida School Receives $1.46M Grant for Opioids Research

Mar 9, 2021
Many people develop an opioid addiction due to an overprescription of painkillers. In Florida, opioids continue to impact the community, with opioid-related deaths rising 10% since 2019. On February 4th,...

Florida Receives $40 Million in Opioid Settlement with McKinsey

Feb 8, 2021
Florida has been amongst various states suing opioid companies and their affiliates, seeking compensation for damages and accusing them of fueling the opioid crisis. On February 3rd, 2021, consulting firm...

Department of Justice Files Lawsuit Against Walmart for role in Opioid Crisis

Jan 20, 2021
Over the past five years, lawsuits have been filed against various pharmaceutical companies, with state attorneys accusing them of fueling the opioid crisis across the United States. Lawmakers believe these...

Coronavirus Fuels Opioid Crisis Around the Nation and Florida

Nov 30, 2020
The year 2020 is holding nothing back, especially when it comes to the opioid crisis. After seeing success in 2018, with drug-related deaths reducing for the first time in years,...

How Five Vulnerable Populations to Opioid Abuse Can Get Help in Florida

Nov 3, 2020
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “2018 data shows that every day, 128 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and...

Purdue Pharma to Plead Guilty to Criminal Charges. What Does This Mean for Florida?

Oct 23, 2020
The opioid crisis has been hurting the United States for roughly two decades. In the last few years, many manufacturers of opioids and middlemen have been targets for lawyers and...

How to Fight Prescription Opioid Abuse in Florida

Oct 12, 2020
With unprecedented times in 2020, causing financial, personal, and emotional hardships—substance abuse has increased substantially. In particular, the opioid crisis became worse in Florida due to COVID-19. A significant component...

Justice for Florida? The State is Set to Sue Big Pharma

Sep 14, 2020
The opioid crisis in the last two decades has taken a toll on Florida, to the point the state will sue Big Pharma. Initially filed in November 2018, a trial...

Overall Opioid Deaths Decline Despite Rising Fentanyl Fatalities

Mar 30, 2020
Florida’s opioid epidemic is one of the worse in the nation. However, there is good news recently but also paired with bad news. For one, opioids categorized as “natural” or...
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