BRADENTON, Fla. -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott proposes a three-day limit on prescribed opioids in an effort to step up the state's fight against the powerful drugs.
In addition to the limit, there also would be a required use of a prescription drug monitoring program. He also proposes $50 million toward substance abuse treatment programs and money going toward drug enforcement councils.
Scott made the announcement Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Bradenton Police Department.
Watch his press conference below:
Scott earlier declared a state of emergency in an effort to combat the state's major opioid problem, allowing $27 million in federal funding to be spent for treatment and other services.
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