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Marijuana involved in one third of drug-impaired crashes in 2018

According to an investigation by 8 On Your Side, marijuana played a role in nearly one in three motor vehicle crashes involving drugs in 2018. Preliminary data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) shows that of the 422 deaths in these crashes, marijuana was the drug most commonly involved.

This study marks the first time such trends have been tracked across Florida. As recently as July of 2018, few understood how much of a role marijuana played in traffic accidents across the state. As both police officers and the law learn to identify and charge drug-impaired drivers, this study could lead to further efforts to pinpoint the exact drugs involved in crashes and crack down on impaired drivers.

South Florida Woman Sentenced to 87 Months In Federal Prison For Alleged Role In Medicare Fraud

money-2173148_640.jpgA Hialeah patient recruiter was sentenced to over 7 years in Federal prison for allegedly referring Medicare claims by way of illegal kickbacks.

Over 100 counts filed against 10 involved in prescription fraud

Prescription fraud, which can be filling fake prescriptions or manipulating prescriptions for larger fills than ordered, can lead to federal charges and significant penalties. That's what 10 people from Florida and Alabama will now have to contend with after being indicted on federal charges.

Those 10 people are part of what is being called a $200 million prescription drug fraud case. The authorities reported that there were over 100 charges filed against an Alabama-based pharmacy. which is accused of fraudulent health care billing, conspiracy and filling unnecessary medications.

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