opioids

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: 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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Fatal opioid overdoses double in Monroe County compared to a year ago

More than twice as many people died of opioid overdoses in Monroe County this April and March compared to the same months last year, according to data...
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Sun, 05/10/2020 - 6:35pm
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Gillibrand seeks federal grant funding for addiction services

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced a bill to fund community support programs for people who have substance use disorders, as well as their...
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Mon, 02/10/2020 - 12:56pm
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URMC to study rural opioid treatments with federal grant

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have received a $6.7 million federal grant to study how to reduce the toll of the opioid...
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Thu, 01/16/2020 - 7:15am
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Rochester Drug Cooperative, subject of federal opioid investigations, stops selling narcotics

Rochester Drug Cooperative, which has paid millions of dollars to settle federal charges connected to opioid trafficking, said Tuesday that it will no...
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Tue, 01/14/2020 - 11:55am
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Opioid deaths decrease, but leaders want changes

Deaths in Monroe County from opioid overdoses decreased in 2019 for the second straight year, according to data released this week by the county’s...
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Fri, 01/10/2020 - 12:43pm
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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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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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