Miami Pain Clinic Owner Habib Geagea Palacios Pleads Guilty In Opioid CaseA Miami man who owned a cash-only pain management clinic pleaded guilty this week in a case involving the illegal distribution of opioids.
Feds Target Walmart On Opioid DispensingAmid ongoing litigation against pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors and drug-store chains, federal officials are targeting Walmart Inc. for allegedly filling thousands of prescriptions for controlled substances that its pharmacists knew were invalid.
University Of Florida Study Examines Long-Term Effects Of Opioid Use In Retired NFL PlayersNearly half of former National Football League players who used opioids in 2010 continue to use them today, and nearly 60 percent of them experience moderate to severe depressive symptoms, a University of Florida study shows.
Settlement Reached In South Florida Doctor’s Internet Post About Former PatientA South Florida physician will pay $10,000 as part of a settlement he reached with the state for allegedly posting details about a former patient on the internet and accusing her of doctor shopping and trying to fraudulently obtain opioids.
Florida Schools Could Get Antidote To OverdosesMedicine cabinets at Florida schools could get a new addition: an antidote for people who overdose on opioids such as heroin.
Florida 'Pill Mills' Were 'Gas On The Fire' Of Opioid CrisisA decade ago, visitors came to Florida for cheap and easy prescription painkillers sold at unscrupulous walk-in clinics.
Couple Jailed In Florida Had Drugs, Toddler In Bug-Infested CarA Florida couple was jailed in an incident that will make most parents cringe.
7 Charged With Drug Trafficking In South FloridaThe fight to get prescription drugs off the street is an ongoing one in Florida.
Florida Governor Signs New Laws On Opioids, Gardening And Street RacingA measure that would allow attorneys for the state to have access to a prescription-drug database as they pursue a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical industry over the opioid epidemic was among 10 bills signed Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
New Program For Those Hooked On Highly Addictive Opioids Gives Users 'A Second Chance'As the opioid crisis continues to affect the lives of many people in South Florida, a new program is committed to giving those who abuse opioids a second shot at life.
Patients Find Alternative To Opioids In Custom-Made LotionsPart of the mission at Pharmco RX is what they call "Progressive Care" - a different approach when trying to keep -- or ween -- patients off opioids.