Saturday, September 19, 2020
On Thursday, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, on which Gaetz sits, approved the Panhandle Republican’s “Medical Cannabis Research Act” on a voice vote. Gaetz introduced the bill in April and seven members of the Florida delegation are cosponsoring the proposal. 
With Americans continuing to be impacted by the spiraling costs of health care, some neighborhood pharmacists across Florida have an idea to do something about the growing problem.
The two senators have introduced the “We PAID Act” which would ensure that the prices of drugs developed using federally funded research are set at reasonable levels. The legislation has been endorsed by AARP.
The South Florida congresswoman introduced the “Ensuring Protection in Childcare (EPIC) Act” which, her office noted, “provides childcare facilities with federal grants to purchase PPE and other supplies to ensure the safety and health of children and childcare workers.
With Democrats taking over the U.S. House on Thursday, one of the leading Republicans in the Florida delegation unveiled his agenda for the next two years. 
DeSantis said that four-member National Guard strike teams were being sent to long-term care facilities which have seen high numbers of coronavirus cases.
On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced new healthcare options for more than 30,000 state retirees.
Florida is penciled in for $100,170,437 in the first round of HHS funds. 
The proposed consent decree with Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, LLC follows a civil antitrust investigation into whether the health care provider entered into illegal agreements with competitors that allocated geographic or product markets in violation of the Florida Antitrust Act and the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.
U.S. Labor Sec. Eugene Scalia announced that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), the Maryland Department of Labor, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development will run the “Support to Communities: Fostering Opioid Recovery through Workforce Development” program.