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Will Florida lawmakers act following a horrific weekend of gun violence? It’s not certain

While the nation reels from gun violence that erupted in El Paso and Dayton this weekend, advocates hope Florida will make more changes in...

Thousands of Floridians are dying from drug overdoses

Drug overdose deaths in Florida spiked from 2015 to 2017, with people dying from illegal drugs such as heroin and cocaine, and prescription opioids...

Public health emergency declared over Florida’s Hepatitis A outbreak

With Hepatitis A cases nearly quadrupling in the first seven months of this year compared to last year, Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees has...

New state court ruling revives specter of 24-hour wait for abortion

A state appellate court has revived a 2015 Florida law that requires women to wait 24 hours before undergoing an abortion.In 2018, Leon County...

Trump, DeSantis, talking about importing Canadian prescription drugs, but feasibility unclear

The Trump administration wants to “lay the foundation” to begin importing some pharmaceutical drugs from Canada, part of a new law pushed by Gov....

Recreational weed group hits signature-gathering milestone

A citizen group that wants to let Floridians decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana announced today that its petition drive has cleared a significant...

A birthday wish for Medicaid

Today, July 30, is Medicaid’s 54th birthday and that should be a cause for celebration for all Americans. In Florida alone, Medicaid now provides...
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Trump administration food stamp cuts will hurt Florida’s neediest

Nikki Fried, the only Democrat on Florida’s elected Cabinet, is denouncing the U.S. Agriculture Department’s attempt to cut off food stamp eligibility for more...

Beyond “Florida man:” Top state officials focus on helping those with mental health problems

A rural sheriff once told Republican Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody that people in his community were begging for admission to his jail.“He had...

Importing prescription drugs into Florida is more show than serious policy

During a visit to The Villages last month, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed SB 1528 into law, legislation that establishes a prescription drug importation program...

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