First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces New Funding to Fight Opioid Abuse

Jordan Kirkland -                   The Florida Report -           October 2nd, 2019

First Lady Casey DeSantis visited Memorial Regional Hospital on Wednesday to make the big announcement in Florida's fight to end opioid abuse in the state.

Alongside Lt. Governor Jeanette Nuñez, DeSantis announced a $58.8 million federal grant to help combat the ongoing opioid epidemic in the state.

The funding will be used to track and respond to opioid abuse, as well as create a new position that will help pregnant women addicted to opioids.


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