Tag: opioids

Ashley Moody Secures $680 Million from Walgreens in Opioid Settlement

Last week, state Attorney General Ashley Moody announced she will secure more than $680 million from Walgreens, concluding the state’s opioid litigation. The monetary commitment by Walgreens follows a four-week court battle over the company’s...

Ashley Moody Issues Emergency Rule Outlawing Eight Synthetic Opioids

This week, state Attorney General Ashley Moody filed an emergency rule to add eight deadly synthetic opioids to the Schedule I of controlled substances in Florida. The drugs, categorized as nitazenes, have no medical use...

Ashley Moody Gets Ready to Battle Walgreens Over Opioids

Following more than $3 billion in recoveries from defendants in Florida's opioid litigation, one remains—Walgreens. Last week, state Attorney General Ashley Moody announced that the state of Florida will be in trial this week...

Charlie Crist Announced More Than a Million to Fight Opioids in Pinellas County

From his perch on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, this week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist announced federal funds are headed to the Tampa Bay region to help Pinellas County fight opioids. Crist announced that the...
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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.

Ashley Moody Hopes to Reach Floridians Through Working With Tax Collectors

Beginning this week, information and resources about statewide crime-fighting and prevention initiatives, including combating human trafficking and the opioid epidemic, avoiding scams and anonymously reporting crime, will be on display in tax collector offices across Florida. 

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.

Marco Rubio Continues to Press McKinsey on Ties With China Regime

Rubio’s original letter requested information regarding McKinsey & Company’s relationship with the Chinese Government and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), including state-owned and state-run companies in China, and what impact those relationships have on McKinsey’s relationship with the United States Government.

Ashley Moody Meets With Medical Professionals to Tackle Opioid Epidemic

Discussions focused on advancements in the fight to end the opioid epidemic, materials available to help spread awareness and how patients can safely store and dispose of unused or expired prescription opioids.

HHS Sending More than $100 Million to Florida to Help With Opioid Crisis

Florida is penciled in for $100,170,437 in the first round of HHS funds. 

Vern Buchanan’s, Marco Rubio’s Bill Hitting Mexico, China for Illegal Fentanyl Included in NDAA

A proposal from two Florida Republicans to crack down on fentanyl being brought in to the U.S. from China, Mexico and other nations was included in the final version of the National Defense Authorization...