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Gov. Rick Scott proposes 3-day limit on pain pills

Gov. Rick Scott proposes 3-day limit on pain pills”

"We owe these fearless heroes a debt of gratitude, and I am proud to announce this license-free fishing opportunity as a gesture of appreciation and recognition for their service to our state", said Gov. Scott.

Governor Scott also wants the state to invest $50,000,000 dollars to fund substance abuse treatment, and counseling and recovering services.

"We will fight to place a 3-day limit on prescribed opioids unless strict conditions are met for a 7-day supply", Scott explained, "This is a critical step toward limiting the chance of addiction and reducing the ability for risky drugs to spread into our communities".

Florida has been hit hard by the opioid crisis.

Signing the Emergency Order allowed the state to immediately take advantage of more than $27 million in federal grant funding from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Opioid State Targeted Response Grant, which was awarded to Florida to provide prevention, treatment, and recovery support services.

Attorney General Pam Bondi also weighed in on the issue on Tuesday. "We will continue to work closely with our federal, state and local partners throughout this fight". "It will take an all-hands-on-deck strategy, not only in Florida, but nationwide to address this crisis destroying American families". "The Senate looks forward to working with Governor Scott and our colleagues in the Florida House as we continue to do all we can to protect Florida communities from this national epidemic".

"The State of Florida is fully dedicated to protecting our families and communities from the national opioid epidemic", said Corcoran, adding he would work with the governor and fellow lawmakers to ensure families, healthcare professionals and law enforcement officers have "all the resources they need" in the fight against opioid abuse.

The leaders of both chambers of the Legislature announced support for ramping up Florida's fight against opioid addiction, but whether that amounts to direct support for Scott's plan is unclear.

Governor Rick Scott has announced that Florida's law enforcement officers and first responders will be able to enjoy license-free freshwater and saltwater fishing, which began on Thursday, Sept. 21, and will continue through Saturday, June 30, 2018.

More information about the bill will be available in the coming weeks, according to Governor Scott's press office.



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