GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Drug abusers are increasingly turning to a slow-release form of a powerful painkiller for a quick and dangerous high, University of Florida researchers warn. The trend is raising alarm as the number of people dying from an overdose of the drug fentanyl, an opioid 100 times more potent than morphine, rises.
June 2005 Archive
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Down on the farm, it can be downright dangerous – especially for thousands of Florida migrant farm workers who may not be familiar with rules and regulations designed to ensure their safety on the job. But help is on the way, thanks to a new University of Florida farm safety-training program aimed at the state’s 200,000 migrant farm workers.
Shark expert George Burgess was quoted in a June 30 Associated Press national wire about two shark attacks in Florida’s Panhandle. The story ran in numerous papers around the country.
Dr. William S. Jacobs, associate professor in the Division of Addiction Medicine, was quoted in a June 30 Miami Herald (444,119) story about kids who try marijuana.
Win Phillips, vice president for research, was quoted in a June 30 Palm Beach Post (circ. 222,833) story about the Scripps research institute.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History has received a $94,409 grant from the Florida Wildflower Advisory Council and the Florida Wildflower Foundation Inc. for projects that educate the public about Florida’s wildflowers and butterflies.
Associate Provost Marc Hoit was quoted in a June 29 United Press International story about UF’s leadership role in the creation of a new ultra high-speed Internet network. A story also ran in the Tallahassee Democrat (circ. 50,691). Both were the result of a news release.
Chris McCarty, director of the survey research center at UF’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research, was quoted in a June 29 story in the Palm Beach Post (circ. 222,833) about his monthly consumer confidence report. The story was the result of a news release.