Tag: drug enforcement administration

Ashley Moody Warns of Sharp Increase in Counterfeit Pills Containing Lethal Doses of Fentanyl

On Thursday, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody warned about a sharp increase in the number of counterfeit pills that contain a deadly amount of fentanyl. A recent investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) found...
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Ashley Moody Leads State AGs Urging DEA to Extend Telehealth Capabilities for Opioid Use...

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced on Thursday that she is leading a bipartisan coalition of 45 attorneys general urging the extension of emergency rules to aid those suffering with opioid use disorder. The attorneys...

Ashley Moody Warns Florida College Students About New Drugs

As fall semester begins in Florida, on Monday, state Attorney General Ashley Moody warned college students about new, deadly drugs flooding the black market. Fentanyl is now the number one killer of adults between the...

Ashley Moody Warns About New Drug Called Isotonitazene

State Attorney General Ashley Moody warned Floridians of a new, deadly synthetic opioid found in Florida called Isotonitazene—commonly referred to as ISO. According to reports, ISO is approximately 20 to 100 times stronger than fentanyl—an...

Ashley Moody Warns Spring Breakers of the Dangers of Fentanyl

Just days after state Attorney General Ashley Moody issued a warning to spring breakers about the dangers of drug use, several students on spring break in Florida—including West Point cadets—overdosed after reportedly using cocaine...

Vern Buchanan Calls on House Leadership to Do More Against Fentanyl

Authorities have already intercepted 4,241 pounds of the deadly drug this calendar year – a 365 percent increase over the same period in 2020. Furthermore, fentanyl seizures have been increasing since 2018.
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Ashley Moody Launches Red Ribbon Week to Focus on Battling Drug Use

Red Ribbon Week was first established in 1985 in response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena. Camarena was abducted by five men and tortured to death. To honor his memory and commitment to fighting illegal drugs, Camarena's family, friends and neighbors began wearing badges of red ribbons. Parent-led coalitions across the country began to follow in Camarena’s community's footsteps in raising awareness on the devastation caused by drug abuse—adopting his belief that one person can make a difference and wearing red ribbons in his honor.

Donna Shalala, Matt Gaetz Want to Expand Medical Marijuana Research

U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., who served as U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton, and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., brought out the “Expanding Cannabis Research and Information Act” on Thursday.