opioid crisis

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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Connections: Dr. Rahul Gupta on the opioid crisis in America

We're joined by Dr. Rahul Gupta, former public health commissioner for West Virginia, for a conversation about the state of the opioid crisis in America...
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Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:39am
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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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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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