Frank Lucas, The Harlem Drug Lord Who Inspired American Gangster, Dies Aged 88

Frank Lucas, the former Harlem, New York drug kingpin whose life was the subject of the 2007 movie American Gangster, has died. Continue Reading →

Money, Money, Money, Pablo Escobar Drug Bust $20M In Narcotics Found In Harlem

A drug raid in Harlem uncovered more than 77 pounds of heroin and fentanyl and $200,000 in cash, New York City’s special narcotics prosecutor announced Monday. Police arrested two people. Continue Reading →

OP-Ed: Locked Up And Locked Out, How To Ensure NY’s Black Community Gets Its Share Of Cannabis’ ‘Green Rush’

By Regina Smith

While Corvain Cooper sits in a prison cell in California facing a life sentence for marijuana-related charges he is dealing with the reality that he may never be reunited with his family again or get a second chance at life outside of prison. Continue Reading →

NYC Correctional Health Services Announce Thousands Of Naloxone Kits Distributed At Jail Visitor Centers

Today, NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services announced that it has distributed more than 13,000 naloxone kits to people visiting New York City’s jails from Harlem to Hollis since the launch of HealingNYC. Continue Reading →

Here’s Why Rehab Center Hopes Holiday Hosts Will Lock Up Prescription Painkillers From Harlem To Hollis

“There’s no place like home for the holidays,” Karen Carpenter once sang. Unfortunately, that warm notion falls short for families affected by addiction. Continue Reading →

A $500 Billion Per Year Opioid Industry Refuses To Pay A Tax In New York State

With opioid epidemic affecting communities from Harlem to Hollywood, Consumer Affairs reports that the opioid industry says it is being unfairly blamed for the nation’s opioid epidemic and is fighting a New York state law that charges drug makers a tax meant to go towards anti-addiction efforts.

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Health Department Releases Analysis Of Drug Overdose Deaths From Harlem To Hollis

The Health Department today published an Epi Data Brief analyzing the latest 2017 confirmed drug overdose death data from Harlem to Hollis, Queens. Continue Reading →

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