Florida Department of Health News

Florida district court grants summary judgment in substance abuse evaluation case

By Robert Davis | Apr 25, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A magistrate recently recommended that summary judgment be awarded to a defendant in the case of a cosmetic surgeon who accused a doctor at a substance abuse recovery center of making false or misleading statements.

Appeals court affirms decision not to renew license of Tampa plastic surgeon convicted of drug offense

By Karen Kidd | Jun 16, 2017

LAKELAND — A Tampa cosmetic surgeon who has since 2011 been fighting allegations she used patient information to obtain Demerol for her own use will not have her medical license renewed, according to an appeals court ruling handed down this month.

South Florida cosmetic surgery center to reimburse customers thousands of dollars

By Shanice Harris | Nov 17, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Attorney General office recently announced that Vanity Cosmetic Surgery Center has agreed to reimburse paying customers who have never received services from the company.

Medicaid suit creates more taxpayer drain in legal fees

By Kerry Goff | Oct 18, 2016

If you thought taxpayer fees would go up because of Obamacare, what happens when a suit against the system creates more drain on the taxpayer? In recent legal invoices submitted by multiple state agencies, they show that Florida's Medicaid health agencies have accrued up $7.8 million in legal costs since 2006 during a drawn-out lawsuit over the program.

Five Radey Law Firm attorneys have been named to the 2016 Florida Super Lawyer list

By Michelle de Leon | Oct 6, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – Five lawyers from the Radey Law Firm were named in the 2016 edition of the Florida Super Lawyers list: David Yon, Donna Blanton, Christopher Lunny, Rex Ware and Harry Thomas.

Transgender inclusion expert: Alter law to allow gender change on birth certificates without surgery

By Karen Kidd | Aug 12, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – A Broward Judge will have to decide if self-identification is enough to allow the Florida Department of Health to carry out a teenager's request to change his gender on his birth certificate, a transgender inclusion expert said during a recent interview.

Nursery rejected license to grow Charlotte’s Web marijuana

By Dawn Geske | Aug 9, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – A nursery is in a dispute with lawmakers over obtaining a license to grow, process and distribute a strain know as Charlotte’s Web.

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