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County heroin task force issues first update: opioid deaths continue to climb

Six months after the formation of the Monroe County Heroin Task Force, law enforcement officials said the death toll from opioids is still climbing. But...
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Thu, 08/02/2018 - 4:59am
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Opioid education comes to chamber of commerce

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce hosted local experts on the opioid crisis at a members-only event Wednesday morning. Monroe County public...
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Wed, 07/25/2018 - 9:17am
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Opioid prescriptions down at Excellus

Opioid prescriptions at Monroe County’s largest health insurer have decreased, even as deaths from opioids have continued to climb. Excellus BlueCross...
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Mon, 07/16/2018 - 1:48pm
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In response to the ongoing opioid epidemic, support groups open new drop-in site

So far this year, there were 462 reported drug overdoses in Monroe County; 68 of them were fatal. A Rochester-based addiction recovery support group is...
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Thu, 06/28/2018 - 11:30am
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Congressman Tom Reed opposed to supervised heroin injection sites

Congressman Tom Reed declared his adamant opposition to the use of heroin injection sites recently. The Southern Tier Republican says the proposal is...
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Sun, 06/10/2018 - 6:50am
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Battling the opioid crisis through translational science

A national conference held at the University of Rochester Saturday focused on battling the opioid crisis. The Center for Leading Innovation and...
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Mon, 06/04/2018 - 5:05am
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90% of New Yorkers say opioid crisis is worse than any previous public health crises

A new poll from Siena College shows that 90% of New Yorkers say the current opioid crisis is worse than previous public health crises. An overwhelming...
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Mon, 05/07/2018 - 9:23am
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Billboards with a warning to drug dealers

Law enforcement and the private sector are teaming up to send a message to drug dealers: If you deal drugs and someone dies, you're going to prison for...
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Fri, 05/04/2018 - 1:51am
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Siena Poll: 62% of New Yorkers prescribed opioids didn't finish pills

The latest Siena College poll on opioids says 24% of New Yorkers were prescribed opioids in the last two years. Don Levy, Research Institute Director at...
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Tue, 05/01/2018 - 8:38am
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Former Surgeon General Hatcher: Opioid addiction shouldn't be treated as a crime

Treating opioid addiction as a crime isn't an adequate way to deal with this crisis. That's according to the 16th Surgeon General of the United States,...
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Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:47am
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