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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Cuomo Signs New York Heroin Legislation Into Law

The measures include provisions requiring insurance companies to consistently cover treatment for addiction, funding for public awareness of drug use and funding for more New York state troopers to investigate heroin trafficking.

06/23/2014

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Officials: 22 Charged In Brooklyn Drug Dealing Investigation

The charges were announced by District Attorney Kenneth Thompson and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton.

06/19/2014

Two men have been accused of distributing a form of heroin nicknamed "Breaking Bad'' that has killed three people. (credit: Handout)

2 NY Men Charged With Selling ‘Breaking Bad’ Heroin Linked To 3 Deaths

Two men from upstate laced their heroin with a powerful anesthetic, stuffed it into packets stamped “Breaking Bad” and sold it around the Hudson Valley, resulting in at least three fatal overdoses, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

06/19/2014

Heroin (file/credit: Hassan Ammar/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Lawmakers, Gov. Cuomo Announce New Plan To Combat Heroin Use

Just 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.

06/18/2014

Naloxone nasal inhalant, sold under the brand name Narcan, is an antidote for heroin and opioid overdose. (credit: StopOverdose.org)

New Jersey Allows Cops In All Counties To Carry Heroin Antidote Narcan

Gov. Chris Christie held a news conference Tuesday at a Trenton drug treatment center to announce the statewide expansion of a pilot program that allows police officers to carry and administer Narcan.

06/17/2014

Heroin overdose kit (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy Signs Bill Allowing Good Samaritans To Use Heroin-Overdose Antidote

Malloy’s signature extends the state’s Good Samaritan law to first responders and providers of the life-saving drug.

06/17/2014

Cops: Camden Man Paralyzed In Fall While Running From Police

Xavier Ingram was charged with resisting arrest by flight, receiving stolen property, drug possession and three weapons offenses.

06/14/2014

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan announces the arrest of 24 people suspected of trafficking drugs on June 12, 2014. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

24 Arrested On Drug Trafficking Charges On Staten Island

Two dozen reputed Staten Island drug gang members were arrested Thursday, accused in 29 shootings and three killings since 2008, authorities said.

06/12/2014

Heroin overdose kit (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

New York To Add 100 Investigators To Narcotics Unit To Combat Heroin Epidemic

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is adding 100 investigators to the state police narcotics unit to combat the rise of heroin use. The additional 100 members would double the size of the Narcotics Enforcement Team.

06/11/2014

Heroin overdose kit (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

New York State Senate Passes 23 Bills Geared Toward Curbing Heroin Use

The New York state Senate on Monday approved nearly two dozen bills intended to curb heroin use, including a measure to allow schools to administer a powerful heroin and opiate antidote.

06/09/2014

Cheryl Stankov, George Stankov

New Jersey Mom Warns Others After Losing Her Son To Heroin

A mother who lost her son and the light of her life has come forward with a warning for everybody.

06/04/2014

Some people arrested for heroin possession in a massive bust in New Jersey. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Hundreds Snared In Massive New Jersey Heroin Sweep

Prosecutors on Tuesday said 325 people, including more than 280 alleged users and 40 dealers, were snared during the eight-week operation that targeted Paterson-based drug operations.

06/03/2014

Heroin overdose kit (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

NY Lawmakers Unveil 25 Bills To Curb Heroin Use

New York schools could be equipped with an opioid antidote and patients taking certain pain medications would be limited to a 10-day supply under new legislation proposed Wednesday to fight the rise of heroin and bolster treatment of addicts.

05/29/2014

Richie Sambora

Richie Sambora Takes Anti-Drug Message To Toms River Event

Longtime Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora debuted a new song Tuesday night at a New Jersey forum on drug abuse.

05/28/2014

Heroin overdose kit (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

NYPD Officers To Carry Heroin Overdose Antidotes

Thousands of New York City police officers should soon be carrying emergency antidotes to help deal with the recent spike in heroin overdoses.

05/27/2014

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