NYPD To Refocus Efforts On Drug Dealers To Curb Heroin CrisisNew York City has seen a 22 percent jump in fatal overdoses so far in 2017. The NYPD is blaming that on fentanyl, a particularly potent synthetic drug.
Schumer Blasts Trump Proposal To Cut Drug-Policy Office's BudgetThe New York Democrat said Sunday that cutting funds to the drug abuse-fighting agency would show that President Donald Trump does not intend "to keep the promises he's made to the American people."
Proposed Safe Injection Facilities Renew Debate Over Treatment Of Drug AddictionThe aim of the proposed facilities is to provide a clean and sterile environment for illegal drug users, and they're supported by more than 100 health care professionals in New York City.
Cuomo Signs Bill Devoting $200 Million To Fighting Heroin EpidemicGov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation this week investing more than $200 million to combat the heroin epidemic.
Doctors' Group Says Drug Addiction Should Be Treated As A Medical ConditionThe American College of Physicians says substance use disorders are not a moral failing, but a disease like diabetes and should be treated as such.
NYC Area Heroin Epidemic Is Worst In Years If Not Ever, DEA SaysThe Drug Enforcement Administration said Monday that New York City and the nearby suburbs are facing a heroin epidemic.
Cuomo Wants To Create Recovery High Schools For Teen Heroin AddictsGov. Andrew Cuomo wants to open recovery high schools to help teens struggling with heroin addiction.
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.
NJ Hospital Cutting Down On Opioids In The Emergency RoomSt. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson has been using opioid alternative protocols in its emergency room since January.
Cops: 3 People Saved From Heroin Overdoses In Same Upstate NY HomePolice officers in upstate New York have saved three people who overdosed on heroin inside the same home within a five-hour span.
Generation 'H': 1010 WINS Investigates The Heroin EpidemicHeroin addiction is blind and it's everywhere. 1010WINS.com spent three weeks on this sojourn, stopping in the living rooms of families whose lives have been ravaged by heroin.
Generation 'H': Pregnant And Recovering From Heroin AddictionMaria is five months pregnant with her second child, but this time it’s different. This time, she’s a recovering heroin addict.
Generation 'H': What Hurricane Sandy And The Heroin Crisis Have in CommonWhen Hurricane Sandy hit the Tri-State area in 2012, it shook the region to its core. One expert says we are in the midst of another natural disaster: Hurricane Heroin.
Generation 'H': Law Enforcement Looks To Amend Overdose LegislationToms River Police Chief Mitchell Little says there’s no trend when it comes to heroin use. It’s happening at any time of day, any day of the week.
Generation 'H': The Gateway Drugs -- Is Heroin the Real Problem? According to the CDC, 2014 saw the highest number of drug overdose deaths than any other recorded year, and opioids were involved in 61 percent of those fatalities.