Medicare Dispensed Over $4.1 Billion To SeniorsWith an overdose epidemic worsening, nearly one-third of Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for commonly abused opioids such as OxyContin and fentanyl in 2015.
Report: Long Island Drug Deaths On The Rise, Concerns Over Fentanyl UseA new report indicates drug deaths on Long Island have gone up.
New York Lawmakers, Gov. Cuomo Announce New Plan To Combat Heroin UseJust one day before the Legislative session ends, New York lawmakers struck a deal with Cuomo on a series of bills that take aim at the growing heroin crisis.
Dr. Max Gomez: Vaccine Designed To Kick Cocaine Addiction Near Human TrialsCocaine is one of the most addictive of all drugs. And an estimated 1.5 million Americans are hooked on it. But what if there were a vaccine that could help people kick their drug habit?
New Jersey Adds More Locations To 'Project Medicine Drop'The program features mailbox-like receptacles at 27 law enforcement locations across the state where people can safely dispose their unused and expired prescription medications.
Nassau Conference Focuses On Teen Prescription Drug AbuseStudies show that 4.5 million American children above the age of 12 have abused prescription drugs, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.
Seen At 11: Experts Say Cartels Making Meth Threat More Dangerous To Tri-State AreaA dangerous new threat has emerged in the suburbs. Experts told CBS 2 that Mexican drug cartels have targeted the New York area with one of the most destructive and addicting drugs around.
NJ Launches Drug Abuse DatabaseMore than five years after New Jersey passed a law to start tracking prescription drug use, the state is launching a long-awaited database monitoring use of dangerous drugs with the intent of helping doctors spot abusers more quickly and authorities stop drug dealers.
New Jersey Launches Program For Unused Drug DisposalNew Jersey is launching a pilot program that allows consumers to drop off unused medications in secure locations.