Lawmakers On Long Island Begin Pushing 'Death By Dealer' Bill To Curb Rash Of Fatal Drug OverdosesFatal drug overdoses have surged during the pandemic. Pushers and suppliers currently charged only with criminal sale of a controlled substance may soon face tougher penalties.
Queens Doctor Sentenced To 7 Years For Prescribing Deadly Amounts Of OpioidsA doctor who prescribed deadly doses of narcotics to patients will now spend years in prison.
Librarians Learn How To Save Those Overdosing On OpioidsThe library, of all places, is fast becoming a place to save lives. Librarians and other staff members are being trained on how to revive someone who’s overdosing.
Connecticut Medical Examiner’s Office Struggling To Keep Up With Deadly OverdosesConnecticut reached a grim milestone last year, as deadly overdoses topped the 1,000 mark in 2017.
3 Wesleyan University Students Arraigned In Rash Of Molly OverdosesBond was set at $50,000 for 22-year-old Lonergan and 20-year-old Agha Al Nakib. Kramer, 21, was freed after posting a $5,000 bond.
4 Students Charged In Rash Of Molly Overdoses At Wesleyan UniversityFour Wesleyan University students have been arrested and charged in connection with multiple overdoses on the party drug known as Molly on campus.
Jury Finds Dr. Stan Li Guilty In Prescription Drug Deaths CaseBridget Brennan, the city's Special Narcotics Prosecutor, said Li's conviction should send a message to the few unscrupulous doctors who do so much harm to so many by becoming drug dealers.
Woman Testifies About Boyfriend's Death After Taking Powerful Drugs From Dr. Stan LiA woman described how she found her boyfriend dead, in testimony at the Manhattan trial of Dr. Stan Li – who is accused of manslaughter in the death of two drug-addicted patients.
Connecticut Lawmakers To Consider Expanding Access To Heroin-Overdose AntidoteState Rep. Tony Hwang, R-Fairfield, is pushing for a law that would allow all first responders to carry naloxone -- commonly known as Narcan -- a drug that reverses the results of an accidental heroin overdose.