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Oscar Braynon calls for emergency declaration on heroin

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Citing reports that heroin and fentanyl overdose deaths and public health costs are exploding in numbers in Florida, Senate Minority Leader Oscar Braynon called Monday for Florida to declare a public health emergency. In a letter, Braynon urged Gov. Rick Scott to have Florida Surgeon General Dr. Celeste Philip to declare the public health emergency, which would give state agencies wider latitude to address the growing problem. His call was made on behalf of the entire Florida Senate Democratic Caucus. Braynon’s call…

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