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90% of New Yorkers say opioid crisis is worse than any previous public health crises

A new poll from Siena College shows that 90% of New Yorkers say the current opioid crisis is worse than previous public health crises. An overwhelming...
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Mon, 05/07/2018 - 9:23am
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Billboards with a warning to drug dealers

Law enforcement and the private sector are teaming up to send a message to drug dealers: If you deal drugs and someone dies, you're going to prison for...
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Fri, 05/04/2018 - 1:51am
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Siena Poll: 62% of New Yorkers prescribed opioids didn't finish pills

The latest Siena College poll on opioids says 24% of New Yorkers were prescribed opioids in the last two years. Don Levy, Research Institute Director at...
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Tue, 05/01/2018 - 8:38am
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Former Surgeon General Hatcher: Opioid addiction shouldn't be treated as a crime

Treating opioid addiction as a crime isn't an adequate way to deal with this crisis. That's according to the 16th Surgeon General of the United States,...
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Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:47am
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Poll confirms perceived stigma surrounding drug addiction

A recent poll illustrates the stigma surrounding drug addiction. More than three-quarters of New Yorkers who responded to a Siena College survey about...
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Mon, 04/23/2018 - 7:21am
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Siena College poll shows 1 in 4 New Yorkers know someone who has died of an opioid overdose

A new Siena Poll addressing the state's opioid epidemic shows that 54% of New Yorkers are personally touched by opioid abuse. Director of the Siena...
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Mon, 04/16/2018 - 7:39am
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Opioid epidemic fueling rise in deadly heart infections

While statistics about overdose deaths from the opioid epidemic continue to dominate headlines, other debilitating and costly problems have been...
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Sat, 04/14/2018 - 3:04am
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WATCH: A look into the opioid crisis in Rochester

https://youtu.be/2Y7H9qbAmz8 The people, the stories, the addiction. On a special edition of Need to Know we examine what you likely haven’t heard about...
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Fri, 04/13/2018 - 7:07am
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North Clinton residents fight back in war on drugs

No más. That means “no more” in Spanish. And it’s what residents of Rochester’s La Avenida, or North Clinton Avenue, neighborhood are saying as they...
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Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:39pm
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Special programming: The Opioid Crisis - The Ripple Effect

WXXI News partnered with ideastream in Cleveland and Oregon Public Broadcasting to bring you special coverage of the opioid epidemic in America. In this...
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Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:39am
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