opioid epidemic

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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Ibero holds "State of the Latinx Community" at annual luncheon

The Ibero-American Action League held its annual luncheon on Friday and presented its first State of the Latino community address. Ibero’s president...
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Fri, 10/04/2019 - 8:21pm
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Community garden workers uncover aspects of Rochester's opioid epidemic

Flowers are in bloom in what used to be a vacant lot on Joseph Avenue in Rochester. Those working in the hot sun and soil this summer have been...
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Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:20am
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