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 →

Partnership To Care For Opioid Patients With Disorder Transferred From Jails To Prisons

New York City Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services (CHS) hails a new partnership that is allowing patients receiving methadone maintenance treatment in the City’s jail system from Harlem to the Hudson.

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Big Pharma Payments To Doctors Associated With Higher Opioid Deaths

During the height of the opioid epidemic, over a period of less than two years, doctors accepted nearly 435,000 payments from Big Pharma, according to a new study that found an association between the payments and higher opioid deaths. Continue Reading →

New York City Adds CVS, Walmart, Sackler Family Members To Its Opioid Lawsuit

With a number of CVS stores in Harlem, the city Law Department said Wednesday it has added the drug store chains CVS, Walmart, Walgreens, and Rite Aid as defendants in the lawsuit.

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