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In this Feb. 1, 2018 photo, Richard Ulrich, of St. Petersburg, Fla., is among the chronic-pain patients in Florida who will be directly affected if Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed legislation to significantly limit the time periods for opioid prescriptions passes. Scott is pursuing a three-day limit on prescribed opioids, unless strict conditions are met that would require a seven-day supply. Ulrich uses a potent morphine prescription to manage pain stemming from a severe back injury. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP) less In this Feb. 1, 2018 photo, Richard Ulrich, of St. Petersburg, Fla., is among the chronic-pain patients in Florida who will be directly affected if Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed legislation to … more Photo: Douglas R. Clifford, AP

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In this Feb. 1, 2018 photo, Melissa Gurdus, of Port Richey, Fla., is among the chronic pain patients in Florida who will be directly affected if Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed legislation to significantly limit the time periods for opioid prescriptions passes. He is pursuing a three-day limit on prescribed opioids, unless strict conditions are met that would require a seven-day supply. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP) less In this Feb. 1, 2018 photo, Melissa Gurdus, of Port Richey, Fla., is among the chronic pain patients in Florida who will be directly affected if Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed legislation to significantly … more Photo: Douglas R. Clifford, AP

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In this Feb. 8, 2018 photo, Pasco County, Fla., resident Michele Jacobovitz, 56, visits with her dog, Shadow, at her

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