Florida’s fight to slow the death toll from heroin and prescription opioids is about to get a major boost as it joins nearly 40 other states in making the overdose-reversal drug naloxone available at pharmacies without an individual prescription. The new law takes effect July 1, and police and health experts say the expanded access will help slow the barrage of fatal overdoses stemming from Florida’s outsized appetite for heroin, Percocet, hydrocodone and other powerful prescription painkillers.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Print deadlines prevented publication of Olin Chism’s comments about the competitors who played Thursday evening. For those, and for the names of the finalists who were announced late Thursday, go online to star-telegram.com and DFW.com.
A group of North Texas oil and gas companies and their officers is accused of defrauding investors of $80 million over the past five years, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit filed Friday.
The two young women tied together by an act of great sportsmanship in 2010 at a high school cross country meet have moved on with their lives. One will become a physical therapist; one will compete in the Miss North Carolina pageant.
The Leave movement claimed in advertisements the 350 million pounds per week that was for the EU would now be used for healthcare costs. Now that the vote is over, Nigel Farage says that claim was a “mistake.”
Texas Lottery: A winning $13 million Lotto ticket was sold in Arlington, Texas, for the June 18 drawing. No one has stepped forward yet to claim the money yet, but lottery officials say one ticket has “passed initial inquiry.”