opioids

Overdose deaths drop in Monroe County after years of increases

Nearly 200 people died from opioid overdoses in Monroe County last year, according to data released Monday by the county medical examiner’s office. That...
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Mon, 07/15/2019 - 2:13pm
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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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Fatal opioid overdoses drop to lowest point since tracking began

Fatal opioid overdoses have either decreased or held constant in Monroe County each month since last October, according to the most recent data from the...
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Mon, 04/08/2019 - 1:31pm
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New York tries again to tax prescription opioids

New York state has passed a second law to tax prescription opioids, after enforcement of a previous version of the measure was found unconstitutional....
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Mon, 04/01/2019 - 1:49pm
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NYS Attorney General files suit against opioid manufacturers and distributors

NEW YORK (AP & WXXI News) New York on Thursday sued the billionaire family behind OxyContin, joining a growing list of state and local governments...
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Thu, 03/28/2019 - 12:52pm
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State eases restrictions on addiction treatment drug

Chad Rank has been taking buprenorphine for years. But he's still coming to terms with what it means for his recovery from more than a decade of...
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Wed, 03/27/2019 - 8:10am
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Grief group looks to support young adults through loss

As the number of lives lost to opioids continues to grow in the Rochester area, a new support group has formed to reach out to young adults who have...
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Thu, 03/07/2019 - 12:36pm
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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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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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New drug treatment beds opening in Rochester

Officials from state and local government and drug treatment agencies announced the imminent opening of a new wing of addiction treatment beds at Helio...
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Wed, 01/30/2019 - 2:55pm
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