opioid crisis (5)

By Jane Smith

The Delray Beach mayor measures the drop in overdoses by the sound of silence.
“We no longer hear the sirens blaring from rescue vehicles racing to the next overdose,” said Mayor Shelly Petrolia. “It used to happen several times a day.

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By Christine Davis

Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for its first university-sponsored fellowship. Launching this sum

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By Jane Smith

On Dec. 21, Delray Beach became the first Florida government entity to sue major drugmakers and wholesalers for their roles in causing the opioid epidemic playing out on its streets, officials said.
Its federal lawsuit joins others fil

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Related story: Two municipalities strengthen group-homes ordinances

By Mary Hladky

    New laws and funding are in place to crack down on the addiction treatment industry and fight the opioid crisis in Florida.
    Gov. Rick Scott on June 26 signed

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    Two south county coastal cities continue to see rising numbers of drug overdoses along with increasing fatalities.
In Boynton Beach, police responded to 398 overdoses in 2016 resulting in 35 deaths.
    As of May 22, Boynton Beach police responded

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