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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

Patricia Grierson
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?

Panelists include:

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