Judge Conditionally Approves Purdue Pharma Opioid SettlementUnder the settlement, the Sacklers will have to get out of the opioid business altogether and contribute $4.5 billion. But they will be shielded from any future lawsuits over opioids.
Westchester Police Departments Partner With Nonprofit Hope Not Handcuffs To Offer Substance Abuse Treatment1.8 million New Yorkers are suffering with substance abuse. Police in Westchester County want to make sure they can get the help they need.
N.Y. Attorney General Letitia James Announces $1.1 Billion Deal With Opioid DistributorsNew York reached a settlement Tuesday with some of the nation's largest opioid distributors that will net the state more than $1 billion.
N.Y. AG James Announces $4.5 Billion Settlement With Purdue Pharma Over Opioid CrisisNew York is expected to receive at least $200 million, going specifically toward opioid treatment, prevention and education.
Advocates Call On Gov. Cuomo To Move Forward With Opening Of Supervised Drug Injection SitesDeadly overdoses have reached alarming levels during the coronavirus pandemic.
Nation's Eyes On New York As Unprecedented Opioid Trial Begins On Long IslandThe first opioid trial in America is underway. Pharmaceutical companies are accused of fueling the epidemic that has claimed thousands of lives and affected millions more.
Johnson & Johnson Agrees To Pay $230M To Settle New York Opioid ClaimThe drugmaker also agreed to end the manufacturing and distribution of opioids across New York and the rest of the nation, Attorney General Letitia James said in statement.
Nassau County Relaunching Operation Natalie To Combat Opioid AbuseNassau County is pledging to re-engage its pathways to recovery program, known as Operation Natalie.
Former Nurse Donna Monticone Sentenced For Swapping Patients' Fentanyl At Infertility CenterDonna Monticone said she used a syringe to swap the potent painkiller fentanyl with saltwater, so she could use the fentanyl for herself.
Families Impacted By Opioids Call On New York To Reallocate Funds Received In Settlements For New TreatmentsStates across the nation are beginning to see the first of millions of dollars of opioid settlement funds come in. But treatment experts in New York are not happy with how some of that money is being spent.
Long Island Doctor Charged With Murder For Overprescribing Addictive Painkillers To 5 Patients, Nassau DA Says; 'As Lethal As Any Murder Weapon'Dr. George Blatti faces unprecedented murder charges in New York. The victims - all suffering from acute pain following surgeries - were prescribed a deadly cocktail of pills by the thousands.
COVID Impact: Advocates Say Pandemic Causing Rising Mental Health Issues, Suicide Rates And Exploding Opioid CrisisFamilies on Long Island on Thursday called for more funding to help the increasing number of people suffering from mental illness and substance disorders.
Mobile Recovery Unit Offers Hope To Addicts In Need Of Help Coming To ThemA Mobile Recovery Unit is offering treatment to people with drug addictions in a whole new way by rolling into Long Island neighborhoods.
3 NJ Men Accused Of Running Opioid Mill In NewarkProsecutors say they've linked the narcotics the men were pushing to 76 overdoses. Of those 76 overdoses, 29 were fatal.
App Offers Financial Incentives For Addicts To Stay CleanFamily members, friends, even insurance companies and employers can cover the incentive payments for users.