opioid

Overdose deaths drop in Monroe County after years of increases

Nearly 200 people died from opioid overdoses in Monroe County last year, according to data released Monday by the county medical examiner’s office. That...
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Mon, 07/15/2019 - 2:13pm
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More money needed to continue battle against opioid addiction, say local leaders

The House of Representatives recently earmarked $501 million in funding for initiatives to address the opioid crisis, a $33 million increase from last...
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Mon, 07/08/2019 - 8:46am
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Addiction recovery groups rally near drug distribution company

A group of grieving individuals stood in the rain Friday evening in Chili near Rochester Drug Cooperative, in support of loved ones they’ve lost from...
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Fri, 04/26/2019 - 10:52pm
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Fatal opioid overdoses drop to lowest point since tracking began

Fatal opioid overdoses have either decreased or held constant in Monroe County each month since last October, according to the most recent data from the...
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Mon, 04/08/2019 - 1:31pm
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New York tries again to tax prescription opioids

New York state has passed a second law to tax prescription opioids, after enforcement of a previous version of the measure was found unconstitutional....
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Mon, 04/01/2019 - 1:49pm
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NYS Attorney General files suit against opioid manufacturers and distributors

NEW YORK (AP & WXXI News) New York on Thursday sued the billionaire family behind OxyContin, joining a growing list of state and local governments...
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Thu, 03/28/2019 - 12:52pm
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State eases restrictions on addiction treatment drug

Chad Rank has been taking buprenorphine for years. But he's still coming to terms with what it means for his recovery from more than a decade of...
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Wed, 03/27/2019 - 8:10am
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Rural Finger Lakes counties struggle to find resources to combat opioid epidemic

"There’s panic," Marty Teller said, sitting in a conference room in the executive offices of the Finger Lakes Area Counseling and Recovery Agency. "What...
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Mon, 03/04/2019 - 12:42pm
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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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Federal dollars to aid addiction recovery locally

More than a half-million dollars in federal grant money is on its way to the Rochester area to help fight the opioid epidemic, New York Lt. Gov. Kathy...
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Fri, 02/22/2019 - 5:25pm
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