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Ashley Moody Warns Florida Parents About Tech Threats to Children

On Monday, state Attorney General Ashley Moody released “Back to School: Digital Dangers” to help parents protect children as another academic year begins. The free resource focuses on dangers students may face while traveling to...

Ron DeSantis Expands CORE Program as Florida Continues to Face Opioid Crisis

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis expanded the Coordinated Opioid Recovery (CORE) program, which helps Florida deal with the current opioid crisis, to other parts of the state. “The network of addiction care – Coordinated Opioid...
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Ashley Moody Calls on Joe Biden to Declare Fentanyl a Weapon of Mass Destruction

Following two mass overdose incidents in a week in two Florida counties and the increase in deaths related to fentanyl nationwide, state Attorney General Ashley Moody called on President Joe Biden to classify illicit...
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Rick Scott Introduces END FENTANYL Act

At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., showcased his “ Eradicating Narcotic Drugs and Formulating Effective New Tools to Address National Yearly Losses of Life (END FENTANYL) Act. “ Scott introduced...

Ron DeSantis Signs Bill Increasing Penalties on Opioid Dealers

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law HB 95, which enhances penalties for the sale and distribution of opioids in Florida, including fentanyl. “Floridians of all walks of life have witnessed the destruction caused...

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...
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Florida Leads the Nation in Fentanyl Deaths

Illicit fentanyl deaths surpassed 64,000 last year, according to an analysis completed by Families Against Fentanyl using data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Last year, Florida alone lost 5,161 people to illicit fentanyl,...

Rick Scott, Gus Bilirakis Want Social Media Platforms to Do More to Tackle Opioid...

Last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., sent a letter to the executives of Meta Platforms, Inc., WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Snap Inc. and TikTok requesting information about...
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Ashley Moody Urges State Department to Do More to Combat Fentanyl

Last week, state Attorney General Ashley Moody urged the U.S. Department of State to take a tougher approach to stem the influx of deadly fentanyl into Florida and the nation as a whole. Moody stressed...
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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.

Stephanie Murphy Weighs in on China’s Role in America’s Opioid Crisis

Last week, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., joined U.S. Rep. David Trone, D-Md., and a panel of experts in a discussion about China’s role in America’s opioid crisis, how the crisis is harming American families and communities and what more the U.S. can do to combat the problem.

Robin Mather: Authorities Fear COVID-19 is Making Opioid Abuse Worse

The pandemic’s stress and isolation have increased drug use and increasing the chances of an overdose with no one present to render first aid or call for help.
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