De Blasio Announces $38-Million Initiative To Reduce Overdose DeathsMayor Bill de Blasio was joined by the first lady, as well as police and health officials to announce a new plan in the fight against opioids.
Facebook Commenters Slam Staten Island Pharmacy For Distributing Lifesaving Heroin AntidoteThere has been a surprising backlash against the effort to make a life-saving drug more widely available.
Overdose-Reversal Drug Narcan Now Available Over The Counter At Duane Reade, WalgreensHundreds of Duane Reade and Walgreen Co. pharmacies will begin giving out a heroin antidote without a prescription across New York state.
NYC Making Overdose-Reversal Drug Available Without PrescriptionHealth Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett announced Monday she has issued an order making naloxone, or Narcan, available at most Rite Aid pharmacies in the city and many independent drug stores for about $50.
New York Approves Use Of Heroin-Overdose Antidote At SchoolsAs part of the new state budget, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature approved the use of the medicine, also known as naloxone, that reverses the effects of an overdose.
State Supplying SUNY Campus Cops With Heroin-Overdose AntidoteAttorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Wednesday on the SUNY Purchase campus that $27,000 will be provided to university police departments to buy 258 naloxone kits.
New Jersey Allows Cops In All Counties To Carry Heroin Antidote NarcanGov. 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.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy Signs Bill Allowing Good Samaritans To Use Heroin-Overdose AntidoteMalloy's signature extends the state's Good Samaritan law to first responders and providers of the life-saving drug.