Cuts imperil opioid battle

By John Kennedy
GateHouse Capital Bureau
Herald Tribune
Posted May 8, 2018 at 2:45 PM

Drug treatment, mental health and community re-entry programs across Florida are facing a deadline this week to sign revised contracts with the nation’s third-largest prison system that will cut services almost in half — at the height of a raging opioid crisis.

The Florida Department of Corrections announced last week that it’s reducing operating costs and slashing 66 contracts held by 33 community providers to free up $50 million it can use for prison health and pharmacy services, which the state is legally obligated to provide.
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