Paterson Mayor On Opioid Crisis, Rise In Crime: 'You Can't Just Police Your Problems Away'A recent uptick in violent crime in one New Jersey community could be connected to the ongoing opioid epidemic in the city.
Double Tragedy Drives Mom's Message About Opioid DangersWe Day provided a stage to speak out for one mother who lost two sons to fatal overdoses.
Opioid Crisis Turning Librarians Into Emergency RespondersCases of opioid-related overdoses have become increasingly common in public libraries, putting staff there in the position of having to wait for emergency responders or administrating life-saving overdose drugs themselves.
New York Lawmaker Wants State To Reimburse Schools For Opioid Antidote NarcanPutting the power of revival in public schools, that's the goal of proposed legislation unveiled Thursday on Long Island.
Surgeon General: Addiction Is A ‘Chronic Illness,’ Most Pressing Health Challenge Of Our TimeThere are 20-million Americans suffering from substance abuse, and 78 of those people die each day from opioid overdose.
Report: Long Island Drug Deaths On The Rise, Concerns Over Fentanyl UseA new report indicates drug deaths on Long Island have gone up.
Suburban NY Physician Traded Painkillers For Sex: FedsDr. Michael Fagin is accused of accepting sexual favors in exchange for controlled substance prescriptions.
New York Lawmakers, Gov. Cuomo Announce New Plan To Combat Heroin UseJust 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.
NY Lawmakers Plan Roundtable To Discuss Statewide Spike In Heroin, Opioid AbuseState lawmakers are hosting a roundtable discussion to examine the rise in heroin and opioid abuse in New York.