Plan Would Train Doctors About Human TraffickingA state panel next week will consider whether to approve a Florida Medical Association course on human trafficking as a continuing-education requirement for doctors.
'Direct Primary Care' Gets Approval In SenateThe Senate Health Policy Committee has approved a bill aimed at clearing the way for "direct primary care" agreements in Florida.
State Looks At Pill Mill Regs Causing "Pharmacy Crawl"Chris Young is a lifelong gun enthusiast, but his wife Lesley got rid of his rifles not long after the couple moved back to Florida nearly two years ago.
Scott Administration Wants More Restrictions On Marijuana Proposal Gov. Rick Scott and his surgeon general are balking at a proposal headed to the House floor that would open the door for a strain of marijuana that doesn't get users high but is believed to dramatically reduce seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy.
Doctors Could Face Drug Database Requirement For Prescriptions A proposal backed by the House committee on Thursday would require physicians to access a state drug database before prescribing controlled substances to new patients.
Nurse Practitioners Could Soon Prescribe Controlled SubstancesThe next time you need a medication, a doctor may not be the one prescribing it.
Quiet Start In Fla. For New Health Reform With only a few days since her new health insurance under the Affordable Care Act took effect, Irene Jacusis' has already scheduled a surgery for Monday
E-Cigarette Ban For Minors Backed By Senate Committee With the slim metal tubes becoming a trendy alternative to regular cigarettes, a Senate committee Thursday approved a bill that would prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.
All Talk, No Action On PIP ReformCommittees in both the state House and Senate discussed but failed to take action on bills which would make changes to Florida’s personal injury protection coverage which was set up in the 1970s to pay medical claims for injured motorists.
Fla. Doctors Organization Opposes Medicaid OverhaulFlorida Medical Association officials voted in a closed door session last weekend to take a position in opposition to the state’s proposed Medicaid overhaul.