opioid

Fatal overdoses down in latest opioid data

August was a month of extremes in Monroe County’s fight against opioids: The lowest number of overdose deaths recorded since the sheriff’s office...
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Sat, 09/08/2018 - 6:16am
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New addiction treatment beds coming to Monroe County

Fifteen new detox beds are coming to Monroe County, where advocates and families have long been calling for additional addiction treatment facilities....
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Sun, 09/02/2018 - 12:36pm
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Community and support for families affected by addiction

Families and friends of people addicted to drugs marked International Overdose Awareness Day in Rochester by sharing messages of hope and support, and...
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Fri, 08/31/2018 - 6:49am
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Schumer urges federal funding for 'high-tech' opioid detectors

New York Senator Chuck Schumer took aim at the conception of the opioid epidemic as an urban concern Friday. Standing in front of the one-story police...
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Fri, 08/24/2018 - 2:23pm
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Opioid ‘recovery first aid’ kits unveiled to county officials

Local support groups working with people addicted to opioids distributed what they were calling “recovery first aid” kits to government officials...
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Tue, 08/14/2018 - 1:38pm
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One-stop-shop for opioid resources at RIT

Researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology released the region’s first-ever catalog of responses to the growing opioid epidemic. Topics...
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Fri, 08/03/2018 - 12:12pm
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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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Rochester-area opioid deaths increase again

Data released by the Monroe County Medical Examiner shows opioid-related deaths keep rising in the Rochester region. The death toll from heroin and...
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Wed, 07/04/2018 - 6:22pm
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