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HHS Sending Funds to Florida Department of Health

This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it will send $300,000 to the Florida Department of Health. The funds are going to states from which “will help pediatricians meet children’s...

Nikki Fried Calls on DeSantis Administration to Roll Back Dosage Restrictions for Medical Cannabis...

Last week, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried, who was defeated by former Gov. Charlie Crist in last month’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, called on the Florida Department of Health (DOH) and...

Nikki Fried Asks HHS for Vaccines, Testing Resources to Fight Monkeypox

This week, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried, wrote to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dawn O’Connell requesting additional vaccines and testing...

Ron DeSantis: ‘Florida is in a Better Spot Than States Who Used Fear-Mongering and...

This week, at an event in West Palm Beach, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo weighed in on the “failures of lockdowns and mandates in response to COVID-19“ and insisted...

Shev Jones, Geri Thompson Want Florida to Have Toxic Mold Protection Advisory Council

This week, state Sen. Shev Jones, D-Miami Gardens, and state Rep. Geri Thompson, D-Orlando, showcased their “Toxic Mold Protections Act.” The bill “would establish the Toxic Mold Protection Advisory Council, which would work with the...

Victor Torres, Yvonne Hinson Champion the Health Care Transparency Act in Tallahassee

This week, with the Legislature starting its regular sessions, state Sen. Victor Torres, D-Orlando, and state Rep. Yvonne Hinson, D-Gainesville, showcased their “Health Care Transparency Act.” The bill would “increase transparency in Florida’s health care...
Ron DeSantis at covid treatment press conference

Ron DeSantis, Democrats Feud Over Monoclonal Antibodies, COVID Testing

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis called on the Biden administration to release the stranglehold on life-saving monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19 through its allocation system and increase the supply distributed to Florida or allow...

Ron DeSantis Wants Budget to Have $100 Million for Cancer Research and Care

At an event in Tampa on Tuesday, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced Gov. Ron DeSantis is recommending $100 million for cancer research and care in his 2022-2023 budget, an increase of $37 million, or...

Ron DeSantis: DOH has New Rule to Protect Healthy Students from Forced Quarantining

On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis was joined by new state Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo and state Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to announce that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) issued a new rule, empowering...

Ron DeSantis Names Dr. Joseph Ladapo as Florida’s Surgeon General

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Dr. Joseph Ladapo as Florida Surgeon General and Secretary of the Florida Department of Health. Ladapo was recently granted a professorship at the University of Florida...

Al Lawson Leads Letter Calling on Ron DeSantis to Extend Federal Food Assistance Program...

Last week, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., led all the Democrats in the Florida delegation on a letter urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to immediately apply and extend the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program...

Ron DeSantis Announces New Monoclonal Antibody Centers Across Florida

On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that Florida is increasing the availability of monoclonal antibody therapies by opening a rapid response unit to administer this lifesaving treatment in Jacksonville. In the coming days, the state...
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