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The “super pill” looks just like well-known pain killers except it’s laced with the highly potent opioid fentanyl.  Photo: Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Intersection

Intersection: Opioid Crisis & Law Enforcement


While police officers and sheriff’s deputies add narcan- the overdose reversal drug- to their tool kit, the state of Florida is also stepping up prosecution for dealers. is the combination of better resuscitation tools for first responders and tougher penalties for dealers a good one? Orange and Osceola County Public Defender Robert Wesley joins Intersection with Lt. Dominick Galiano, commander of the Orange County sheriff’s office street drugs unit.
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Health

AP Exclusive: Drugs vanish at some VA hospitals


WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009.
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