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State tightening up oxycodone inventories

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Authorities are increasing the penalties for physicians who prescribe or dispense prescription narcotics. It’s a joint effort between the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The crackdown coincides with the death of a two-year-old girl in Hernando County. Brittany Wienke and Luis Giraldo have more.

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