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11:30 Hot Topics, The Opioid Epidemic
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM
Sorosis Womans Club of Orlando
501 East Livingston Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Hot Topic Luncheons
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OCT 11, The Opioid Epidemic
A Statewide Public Health Emergency
Opioids were the first cause or a contributing factor in almost 3,900 deaths in Florida in 2015, a 23 percent jump over the year before.
Only four states had larger percentage increases. Florida figures for 2016 have not been released, but health and law enforcement officials say the death toll shot up even faster last year and is headed higher in 2017.
What can be done?
Jerry Demmings, Orange County Sheriff
Dr. Joshua Stephany, Orange County Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Amy L. Sims, Aspire Health Medical Director
Moderating will be Beth Kassab, Orlando Sentinel Enterprise Editor
Moderator: Beth Kassab
Orlando Sentinel Enterprise Editor
Panelist: Jerry Demmings
Orange County Sheriff
Panelist: Dr. Joshua Stephany
Orange County Chief Medical Officer
Panelist: Dr. Amy L. Sims
Aspire Health Medical Director