SOMOS’s Dr. Delmont Testifies On Mental Illness Within NY’s Immigrant Community

Today, SOMOS’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jacqueline Delmont, testified during an oversight hearing by New York City Council’s Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions and the Committee on Immigration in NYC. Continue Reading →

A Rare Interview With Harlem Godfather Frank Lucas, 2015 (Video)

Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, born September 9, 1930, is a former heroin dealer and one of the leading drug lords of the 20th century, who operated in Harlem during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Continue Reading →

Senate Majority Announces Statewide Hearings And Roundtable Discussions On The Opioid Epidemic

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins today announced that the Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids, Addiction & Overdose Prevention will be holding seven hearings and roundtable discussions across the state. Continue Reading →

FDA Taking Steps To Lower Generic Drug Prices From Harlem To Hollywood

When he served as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Scott Gottlieb pressed for lower prescription drug prices by speeding development of generic alternatives. Continue Reading →

Addictive Traits May Help Someone To Become A Great Entrepreneur

What aspects of personality do drug addicts and businessmen share?

By John Adkins

We are used to thinking of addicts as weak-willed losers, and of entrepreneurs and chief executives as disciplined and courageous people. Continue Reading →

Opioid Abusers From Harlem To Hollywood Often Get Drugs From Family And Friends

The opioid epidemic continues to rage across the U.S., with countless consumers falling victim to these potentially dangerous painkillers every day. Continue Reading →

Update: Harlem AARP Members Head To Albany To Fight Rx Costs And Help Utility Consumers

About 45 AARP members from Harlem will board a bus on June 4th, 6:00-6:30 a.m, 2019, at 2225 Adam Clayton Boulevard (at 132nd Street; Williams Institute) to Albany and urge state lawmakers – before this year’s legislative session ends June 19, 2019 – to pass the bill. Continue Reading →

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