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CFO Jimmy Patronis' Statement on Attorney General Bondi's Lawsuit Against Major Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors

5/15/2018

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Contact: Jon Moore, 850.413.2842, Jon.Moore1@MyFloridaCFO.com 
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis' Statement on Attorney General Bondi's Lawsuit Against Major Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors
 
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis issued the following statement regarding Attorney General Pam Bondi's announcement that her office has filed an action in state court against some of the nation’s largest opioid manufacturers and distributors for their role in the national opioid crisis:

“Attorney General Pam Bondi has been a fearless warrior against the opioid epidemic. She is the leader Florida families impacted by this crisis can count on. No matter how big the opponent is, she has taken on every facet of this epidemic.
 
“Opioids have taken lives, destroyed families, and threatened our first responders' safety and resources. From investigating fraudulent drug treatment centers to the exponentially higher prescribing rates in the workers' compensation system, my office has seen the impacts of the opioid epidemic first-hand as we continue working to protect Floridians. National data shows that in 2016 injured workers who were prescribed opioids received three times the US prescribing rate. The opioid crisis has seeped into the workers’ compensation system, and is the foundation for unscrupulous drug treatment centers who victimize individuals for their own personal gain.
 
“I’m honored to serve with Attorney General Bondi on the Florida Cabinet, and fully support her efforts to combat our state and nation’s opioid epidemic.”
 
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Acerca del Oficial Principal de Finanzas Jimmy Patronis
El Oficial Principal de Finanzas y Jefe de Bomberos del Estado Jimmy Patronis es oriundo de la Florida y miembro del Gabinete de la Florida, que supervisa el Departamento de Servicios Financieros. El Oficial Principal de Finanzas Patronis trabaja todos los días para luchar contra el fraude de seguros, apoyar a los bomberos de la Florida y garantizar que las finanzas del estado sean estables para respaldar el crecimiento financiero del estado. Siga las actividades del Departamento en Facebook (FLDFS) y Twitter (@FLDFS).