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