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Local pharmacist against prescription tracking program repeal

Governor Scott is recommending repealing the prescription drug tracking system. The program is designed to monitor prescription activity to prevent pill mills and drug abuse. Local pharmacists Paul Doering says he is very disappointed in this decision https://filsonhistorical.org/mr-skygak-from-mars/ because prescription abuse is a growing problem in Florida. “At first I …

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Top Chef gives Gulf seafood the spotlight

Gainesville seafood vendors are excited about the coverage Gulf seafood will receive today on a national cooking show. Bravo’s Top Chef is featuring gulf seafood to remind America it is safe to eat. Gainesville’s Northwest Seafood Co-Owner Lee Dedrick says the oil spill is still affecting people’s perception. “Customers are …

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Crime down in Gainesville

More crimes were solved and fewer committed in Gainesville last year. Gainesville Police Department Spokeswoman Tscharna Senn says this is the result of some specific action by the department, including increased patrols on the street and more community involvement. “When we plugged those numbers in we were happily surprised. We …

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Civil War reenactment to draw thousands

The reenactment of Florida’s largest Civil War battle at Olustee is expected to draw around 2000 participants this Sunday. Lake City Mayor and Blue-Gray Army Commanding General Stephen Witt says the purpose of the reenactment is to pay homage to all Americans who fought in the Civil War. “It’s to …

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Man with revoked medical license was treating patients

An Ocala man, who had his medical license revoked 15 years ago, has been arrested for practicing medicine without a license. Yaser Hasan Loufti, also known as Doctor Lou, had been practicing chelation, which cleanses the blood of heavy metals. Marion County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Judge Cochran says Loufti’s patients …

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