Attorney General's Weekly Briefing
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Dec. 7, 2012
This week, the Drug Abuse Warning Network released the “Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits Involving Synthetic Cannabinoids” report. Cathinones, commonly known as “bath salts,” and cannabinoids, commonly known as ... [Read Briefing]
Nov. 30, 2012
On Thursday, my office’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Miami-Dade County Police Department arrested three Miami-Dade County residents for Medicaid fraud and grand theft. Noriel Batista, the owner of Westchester ... [Read Briefing]
Nov. 16, 2013
This week, I joined 37 other attorneys general in reaching a $90 million settlement with GlaxoSmithKline, LLC (GSK) to resolve allegations that GSK unlawfully promoted the diabetes drug Avandia. In a complaint filed ... [Read Briefing]
Nov. 9, 2012
Every day, brave men and women risk their lives for the sake of our country. Because of their selfless courage, we are able to live freely. On Monday, we will celebrate Veterans Day by honoring those who have served in ... [Read Briefing]
Nov. 2, 2012
President-designate Don Gaetz, Speaker-designate Will Weatherford and I announced our support for a plan for allocating the remaining $300 million that my office recovered for Floridians in the national mortgage ... [Read Briefing]
Oct. 26, 2012
This week, my Office of Statewide Prosecution and the Miami-Dade Police Department charged seven people for their alleged involvement in a mortgage fraud scheme totaling nearly $5 million. The individuals allegedly ... [Read Briefing]
October 24, 2012
For the first time in nearly a decade, prescription drug-related deaths have declined. I joined Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey today to announce that deaths caused by oxycodone plunged ... [Read Briefing]
Oct. 19, 2012
My Antitrust Division is responsible for enforcing the state and federal antitrust laws. Recently, the Division achieved a landmark $1.1 billion in restitution for consumers and public entities affected by an alleged ... [Read Briefing]
Oct. 12, 2012
Medicaid fraud is criminal activity that essentially steals money from our state, and ultimately, from you, Florida’s taxpayers. That’s why we must ensure that every dollar spent on Medicaid services goes to legitimate ... [Read Briefing]
October 5, 2012
One in six teens has used a prescription drug to get high, and two-thirds of teens who abuse pain relievers say they get them from family and friends. One person dies every 19 minutes from a drug overdose in the United ... [Read Briefing]
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