Many of FAC's opioid epidemic objectives continued to be accomplished. Legislation to combat Florida's opioid epidemic is headed to the desk of Governor Rick Scott after its passage by the state Legislature on Friday.
SB 8 - Controlled Substances, imposes new restrictions on prescriptions, calls for $53.5 million in state and federal grant funding for treatment programs and updates the state's prescription database. Most initial prescriptions would have a limit of three days, but doctors could prescribe up to seven days for acute pain exceptions. It does not place medication limits for trauma cases, chronic pain or cancer.