opioid crisis

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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Connections: Previewing the documentary, "Opioids from Inside: First Responders"

As of earlier this month, Monroe County has seen an increase in opioid overdoses -- both fatal and non-fatal --compared to this time last year. The work...
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Mon, 06/22/2020 - 10:35am
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Connections: Dr. Tim Wiegand on the state of opioid prescriptions

We continue our conversation with Dr. Tim Wiegand from UR Medicine about the opioid crisis. This hour, Dr. Wiegand discusses an opioid prescription "opt...
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Tue, 06/16/2020 - 10:16am
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Connections: How the pandemic has impacted the opioid crisis

We check in on the opioid crisis and how the pandemic has impacted it. Harvard’s Julia Marcus has compared the pandemic to the opioid crisis and the...
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Wed, 06/10/2020 - 10:18am
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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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Cuomo planning lawsuit against drug industry over opioid overuse

Calling it an "industrywide conspiracy," Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his intention to file a lawsuit for the overprescription of opioids that he said...
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Tue, 09/10/2019 - 1:49pm
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Connections: Stories of recovery from ROCovery Fitness

According to data from the Monroe County Heroin Task Force, the number of deaths from opioid overdoses in Monroe County dropped to the lowest point in...
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Tue, 09/03/2019 - 10:24am
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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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Connections: Discussing the state of the opioid epidemic at the local and national levels

According to new data, the number of deaths from opioid overdoses in Monroe County decreased for the first time since 2015. Nearly 200 people died from...
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Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:24am
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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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