Attorney General Pam Bondi Will Convene First Statewide Task Force on Prescription Drug Abuse and Newborns Meeting

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Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, to Speak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–On Tuesday, April 24, Attorney General Pam Bondi will
convene the first Statewide Task Force on Prescription Drug Abuse and
Newborns meeting. Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug
Control Policy, will participate in the meeting as a special guest.

WHO: Attorney General Pam Bondi, Director of the Office of National
Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske, and members of the
Prescription Drug Abuse and Newborns Task Force

WHAT: First meeting of the Statewide Task Force on Prescription Drug
Abuse and Newborns

WHEN: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Cabinet Meeting Room, Lower Level, The Capitol, Tallahassee,
Fla.

The Task Force was created during the 2012 to examine the scope of the
problem of prescription drug abuse by expectant mothers, the costs
associated with caring for babies suffering from neonatal withdrawal
syndrome, the long-term effects of the syndrome, and prevention strategies.

Members of the Task Force include:

· Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
· State Surgeon General Dr. Steven L. Harris
· Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald M. Bailey
· Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Elizabeth Dudak
· Department of Children & Families Secretary David Wilkins
· Dr. Stephanie Haridopolos
· March of Dimes Assistant State Director Keith Nash
· Dr. Robert Yelverton of the Florida Medical Association
· Pediatrix Medical Group Medical Director Dr. Kenneth Solomon of the
Florida Hospital Association
· Florida Nurses Association Executive Director Willa Fuller
· Dr. David Dixon of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association
· Senator Joe Negron
· Representative Dana Young
· BayCare Behavioral Health Executive Director Doug Leonardo
· Healthy Start Executive Director Jane Murphy

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Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all
correspondence to me via email may be subject to disclosure.

Contact:
Jenn Meale
Phone: 850.245.0150
jennifer.meale@myfloridalegal.com

 

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