Florida’s governor-elect draws fire over drug abuse watchdog shutdown

The governor-elect of Florida, Rick Scott, is attracting criticism for his plans to shut down the office tasked with setting the state’s drug-control policy and reducing substance abuse. Several parents who have lost children to prescription drug overdoses, including April Rovero, have posted on Scott’s Facebook page asking him to reconsider his decision to eliminate Florida’s Office of Drug Control.

To lend your thoughts to the issue, visit Rick Scott’s Facebook Page here and click on “Rick Scott + Others” to post your own thoughts.

Read more about the efforts of Rovero – who founded the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse after her son, Joey, died in December 2009 from a lethal combination of alcohol and misused prescription medication – here.

About Erin Marie Daly

I’m a freelance journalist based in San Francisco. My book on prescription drug and heroin addiction was published in August 2014 by Counterpoint Press.
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