The abuse of both prescription and illegal Opioids are driving a national spike in overdose deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control, these substances were involved in more than 33-thousand deaths across the country in 2015. Florida has seen a dramatic increase in opioid-driven overdoses, up more than 20 percent. Now as Lynn Hatter reports, state lawmakers are grappling with how to stop the tragedy.
While the U.S. House of Representatives was voting down the Republican replacement for Obamacare today, the Florida Legislature had health care reform on its mind, too.