Gov. Rick Scott proposes 3-day limit on prescribed opioids

The governor wants stricter legislation on prescribing opioids to cut down on abuse.

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:

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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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