Christina Torres said she rushed her son to the emergency room, where she got the frightening diagnosis. “Your son is overdosing on Methadone,” Torres recalled doctors telling her.
Friends and family are using the memory of a Long Island pharmacist murdered in June to raise money for students at his alma mater.
New York used to be among a handful of states that only allowed physicians and nurses to administer vaccines, but it began allowing pharmacists to give the shots, too, in 2008.
Prosecutors said they began investigating Lutful Chowdhury following a fatal car accident in Hempstead in April 2010 that left Dr. Rebecca Twine dead. The driver — Kayla Gerdes — is accused of being under the influence of drugs.