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Monroe County says fatal heroin and fentanyl overdoses dropped in 2019

Fatal overdoses in Monroe County involving heroin, fentanyl and related substances were down in 2019 compared to the previous two years. That’s...
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Fri, 09/25/2020 - 8:41am
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Fatal opioid overdoses double in Monroe County compared to a year ago

More than twice as many people died of opioid overdoses in Monroe County this April and March compared to the same months last year, according to data...
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Sun, 05/10/2020 - 6:35pm
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Baxter: Overdose deaths down in 2019 -- 'but we can't claim victory'

Deaths from heroin in Monroe County have shrunk by a wide margin over the past two years, but users are still overdosing at roughly the same rate,...
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Thu, 03/05/2020 - 1:00pm
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Bello calls for redesign to county approach on opioid crisis

Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello claims that County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo’s efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic do not meet the scale of the problem....
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Wed, 08/28/2019 - 9:03pm
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Rochester's Mayor looks to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren is asking City Council to authorize a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors. The proposal would see the...
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Sun, 03/03/2019 - 1:41pm
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1,101 reported overdoses in Monroe County Heroin Task Force one-year progress report

Over 1,000 overdoses have been reported in the last year in Monroe County. That’s according to the Monroe County Heroin Task Force, at their one-year...
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Tue, 02/05/2019 - 8:15am
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Some Monroe County drug offenders will never see court under new program

Monroe County has launched a program that law enforcement officials said will help people with drug addictions get into treatment programs instead of...
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Mon, 01/28/2019 - 2:26pm
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State extends waiver for detox treatment; local hospitals still not participating

A New York state health department program that enables hospitals to surpass the usual limit on the number of opioid-addicted patients who can receive...
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Mon, 12/31/2018 - 12:04am
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Pediatric opioid deaths accelerating across country

The death toll of the nationwide opioid epidemic is still highest among men between 25 and 45, but new research suggests it’s growing increasingly...
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Fri, 12/28/2018 - 12:33pm
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Monroe County opioid overdoses top 1,000 this year; task force responds

Monroe County’s total overdoses for the year have surged past 1,000 in the last few days, topping last year’s numbers by more than 250 with six weeks...
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Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:54pm
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