The substance is most often sold in small convenience stores. It causes hallucinations, paranoia, delusions, suicidal behavior and violence as well as chest pains and increased blood pressure.
New York City police said a psychiatric patient attacked two emergency medical service workers in the back of an ambulance and then fled in a stolen car.
The accident occurred in Smithtown on a stretch of roadway that has been the site of several recent pedestrian accidents.
Sold inside blue or black packets, the bath salts are actually MDPV, a powder that when snorted causes hallucinations, suicidal thoughts and paranoia.
The state health department was considering spot checks of other hospitals after inspectors found a Brooklyn medical center continued to X-ray premature babies long after it said the practice had been discontinued.
A Manhattan grand jury charged David Rosen with bribing Kruger and Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. in exchange for favorable treatment in Albany for his MediSys Health Network. All three deny any wrongdoing.
David Rosen, chief executive of MediSys Health Network, has been replaced with his second-in-command. He’s among eight people charged last week with participating in a federal influence-peddling case.
Four men hailed the cab on Manhattan’s West Side, asking to be taken to the Bronx. They said the cabbie, Mohammed Azam, refused and suggested they all go to a nearby police precinct instead.
The goal of the overhaul is to move nearly every one of the state’s 4.7 million recipients of the government healthcare program to managed care in three years, ending the use of hospital emergency rooms that drive up costs.
One of Hauppauge High School’s elite wrestlers, 16-year-old Nicholas Mauriello, was fighting for his life in a Suffolk County hospital room Tuesday, battling two bacterial infections.
Officials said three neighbors were also affected by the gas leak. All had nonlife-threatening injuries.
For most of us trying to dig out, it’s a nuisance. But, for others in the town of Hempstead on Long Island, it’s a matter of life and death.
The birth happened along the northbound lanes of the toll road just south of its interchange with Interstate 80.
An SUV became a delivery room for a New Jersey mom whose route to a hospital Monday was delayed by snow.
The officer and two EMTs pinned the man to the ground until help arrived.