Inside the Lawsuit: Opioids Burden on Florida Hospitals

Prescription opiod pills spilling out of a bottle onto $20 bills

Since the turn of the century, the opioid overdose death rate in Florida has tripled, and in 2016, there were 4,672 deaths attributed to drug overdoses according to data from the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Vital Statistics. In 2017, Governor Scott and the state surgeon general announced a statewide public health emergency related to the opioid epidemic. Now, … Read More

Caretaker Sleeps Off Kratom Overdose, Florida Man Dies

Kratom in its different forms including power, pills, and casules.

Last spring in Seminole, Florida, a man with Down syndrome died because his caretaker experienced a Kratom overdose and fell asleep. John LaPointe, the victim, was unable to care for himself and reportedly had the cognitive abilities of an infant. John was in a van with his caretaker, Joshua Russell, and could not escape when the vehicle heated up to … Read More

Florida Declares Etizolam a Controlled Substance

Man addicted to Etizolam pills holds one on his finger in Florida

Recently, a new party drug has entered the US market. It’s called etizolam and is the latest party drug that can disastrously result in death. Florida is one of eight states to list etizolam as a controlled substance in an effort to control its use and prevent harm, particularly among young people. You are not alone if you are wondering: … Read More

CBD Oil Might Help Heroin Addiction Cravings

CBD oil next to a marijuana plant, grown to help reduce cravings in heroin addicts

CBD is a trendy cannabis product that shows up in everything from beauty products to gummy bears. CBD oil is said to treat a range of ailments including anxiety, epilepsy, inflammation and pain, among others. A new study shows that CBD oil may help with heroin cravings. The study showed that “CBD administration significantly reduced both cravings and anxiety,” especially … Read More