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.
Cleveland Clinic Surgeons Offer Alternatives To Opioids To Treat Post-Op PainTrying to find a way out of the ongoing opioid crisis, surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston are educating patients and giving them alternatives for healing.
Facing South Florida: Opioid Crisis In MiamiThe opioid crisis hits just about every economic level of society but rarely will you see it as raw and open as you do on the streets of one South Florida neighborhood.
Officials Actively Working To Shut Down Opioid Den Below Busy Miami HighwayWhen the sun goes down, more than a few are lighting up crack pipes and injecting opioids underneath the Dolphin 836 Expressway in Miami.
Former NFL Player Larry Chester, 'CBD Saved My Life'Fourteen years ago, Larry Chester was a bruising defensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins.
FDA Says Pet Owners Using Furry Friends To Get OpioidsAs America's opioid epidemic rages, some pet owners could be stealing pain medications intended for their furry friends.
Justice Department Charges Over 600 People For Health Care FraudThe U.S. Justice Department has announced charges against more than 600 people, including doctors, for taking part in health care frauds.