S.A.F.E.
Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic
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Florida

SAFE Communities

 

Florida Community

S.A.F.E. Project US holds community-based coordination events in Florida that bring together community leaders, local law enforcement, medical personnel, educators and families that are affected by the opioid crisis. Families who have lost children, spouses or partners who have lost loved ones, as well as friends and supporters are encouraged to attend our community events to add their perspective and insight to help rid their community of the opioid epidemic.

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi blames them for creating a heroin and opioid crisis that's killed thousands of Floridians. The lawsuit accuses pharmaceutical companies of using deceptive marketing to boost drugs sales and misinforming and downplaying the addictive nature of the drugs.
Gov. Scott signs opioid bill into law, signifying Florida’s first major response to crisis http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/03/19/gov-scott-signs-opioid-bill-into-law-signifying-floridas-first-major-response-to-crisis/
 
Bipartisan Opioid Bill Contains Contributions From Florida Senators
http://news.wfsu.org/post/bipartisan-opioid-bill-contains-contributions-florida-senators
 
Clay County sees drop in Narcan usage for opioid overdoses after 5-year climb https://www.news4jax.com/health/opioid-crisis/clay-county-sees-drop-in-narcan-usage-for-opioid-overdoses-after-5-year-climb
 
Health care boards to huddle about drug rules
https://www.news4jax.com/news/health-care-boards-to-huddle-about-drug-rules
 
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Facts & Figures

Toolkit & Resources

► Task Force Check List

► S.A.F.E. Project US Lines of Operation

► Pharmaceutical Waste Management for Homeowners

 

► *In 2016, there were 2,798 opioid-related overdose deaths­­­ in Florida—a rate of 14.4 deaths per 100,000 persons—compared to the national rate of 13.3 deaths per 100,000 persons. 

► *In 2016, there were 1,566 synthetic opioid-related deaths compared to 200 in 2013. 

► *In 2013, Florida providers wrote 69.6 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons (approximately 13.6 million prescriptions). 

*Source: https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-summaries-by-state/florida-opioid-summary