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Gov. DeSantis Announces $125M in State Budget to Boost Nurse Training and Nurse Employment

SANFORD, Fla. (FNN) – Florida governor Ron DeSantis opened his Sanford press conference slamming COVID vaccine mandates for medical personnel before making his big announcement: $125 million in approved state funding for nurse training and employment. Gov. DeSantis explained that $100 million will go to colleges and universities for higher education programs and pipeline programs…

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Walgreens, Florida settle opioid costs lawsuit for $683M

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Walgreens pharmacy chain has reached a $683 million settlement with the state of Florida in a lawsuit accusing the company of improperly dispensing millions of painkillers that contributed to the opioid crisis, state officials said Thursday. State Attorney General Ashley Moody said the deal was struck after four weeks…

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Dr. Raul Pino Appointed Orange County Health Director

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Mayor Jerry L. Demings has appointed Dr. Raul Pino as the next Orange County Director of Health Services. “Dr. Pino is a revered public health expert in Orange County,” said Mayor Demings. “He has an exceptional reputation amongst our citizens, as well as the professional medical community in Central Florida.” Dr. Pino…

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Rep. Morales and Orlando City Commissioner Tony Ortiz to Host Autism Awareness Event

ORLANDO, Fla. – State Representative Daisy Morales (D-Orlando) and Orlando City Commissioner Tony Ortiz will host the Central Florida United for Autism Event on Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Englewood Neighborhood Center. Government agencies and private companies providing services for assessment, education therapy and employment training will be participating. Experts from Center for Autism…

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Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation Donates $250,000 To Orlando Health

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Today, the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation donated $250,000 to Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children to benefit pediatric oncology research.   The donation, in partnership with Truist, is a direct impact of The Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard Monday Pro-Am that kicked off tournament week. …

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