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Florida Congressional delegation gets update on heroin crisis

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GOP Congressman Vern Buchanan chaired a Florida congressional delegation meeting on Thursday that focused on the spiraling death toll caused by heroin and opioid abuse throughout the state. Buchanan has a vested interest in the subject, with Manatee County, which he represents in Congress, having suffered more heroin overdose deaths per capita than any other Florida county in 2014. Eleven members of the bipartisan delegation – including Alan Grayson, Carlos Curbelo, Ted Deutch and John Mica– participated in the hearing, where they listened to…

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