Tag: Opioid Epidemic

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Overdoses for 2021 have surpassed 100,000 in the U.S.

This year marks the worst year for overdose deaths in America. There have been an estimated 100,000 deaths in all, more than the nation has ever seen. The number of deaths per year due to opiates has been rising, but since the ... MORE
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Senate hearing scheduled for Tuesday to discuss opioid epidemic and how to address uptick in overdoses

A public hearing is to be held Wednesday by the New York State Senate regarding the opioid crisis during the pandemic. The hearing was announced by Democratic lawmakers after statistics showed a large increase in overdoses and deaths that clearly align with ... MORE
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Senator Pete Harckham seeking Governor Kathy Hochul’s signature for buprenorphine accessibility bill

Former governor Andrew Cuomo signed two bills while in office that would make buprenorphine more accessible to people fighting addiction. The drug is in five different medications that can be prescribed by doctors and work to fight the symptoms of withdrawal from ... MORE
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Finger Lakes region getting upwards of $53 million to combat opioid crisis thanks to lawsuit settlement

Tens of millions of dollars are coming to the Finger Lakes to combat the opioid epidemic. The money comes from a settlement with various manufacturers of opioids stemming from a lawsuit in March 2019. It’s part of New York Attorney General Letitia ... MORE