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Pasco sheriff announces permanent prescription drug take-back program

By | 10.27.11 | 8:23 am

Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco yesterday announced that three permanent locations have been set up in the county for the drop-off of unused and expired prescription drugs. The move is just the latest push to thwart Florida’s prescription drug problem, which has reached near-epidemic proportions. Pinellas and Pasco counties led the state in prescription drug overdose deaths last year, with 207 and 142 deaths, respectively.

Department of Environmental Protection to seek extension for Pasco landfill permit review

By | 10.07.11 | 12:12 pm

After months of opposition on the part of both lawmakers and area residents, the review of a controversial landfill permit in Pasco County has been delayed.

Pasco asks Legislature to shorten prescription drug database reporting time

By | 09.27.11 | 11:31 am

During yesterday’s annual meeting of the Pasco County Legislative Delegation, county commissioners discussed the state’s recently implemented prescription drug database, which aims to lower the number of pill mills and drug overdoses in Florida.

Pasco County hires new employees to fight prescription drug abuse

By | 09.16.11 | 10:41 am

In an encouraging step in the fight to stop Florida’s prescription drug epidemic, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco has received approval from the Pasco Board of County Commissioners to hire 23 new employees, each of whom will be dedicated to fighting prescription drug abuse.

State Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey (left) (Pic via Facebook)

Pasco landfill to be discussed tomorrow

By | 08.22.11 | 12:31 pm

As previously reported by The Florida Independent, state Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, will be speaking to the Pasco County Board of Commissioners tomorrow, opposing a controversial landfill permit that could have an adverse affect on surrounding environmentally sensitive lands.

State Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey (Pic via Facebook)

State senator to address county commissioners about Pasco landfill

By | 08.15.11 | 4:13 pm

A controversial landfill proposal in Pasco County has generated a hefty amount of opposition on the part of lawmakers and environmentalists alike. On Aug. 23, state Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, will address the Pasco Board of County Commissioners about the proposal.

(Pic via Wikimedia Commons)

Farm photos now only a misdemeanor in Norman’s bill

By | 03.21.11 | 11:49 am

“If they don’t have anything to hide, what are they worrying about?”

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