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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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 →

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 →

Health Department Expands Nurse Care Initiative From Harlem To Hollis

As part of HealingNYC, the Health Department announced the expansion of the Buprenorphine Nurse Care Manager Initiative, which provides buprenorphine treatment in health centers that serve people who are often uninsured or underinsured. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio And First Lady Chirlane McCray Announce National Opioid Lawsuit

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray announced a the City had filed a lawsuit today in New York State Supreme Court to hold manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids to account for their part in the City’s ongoing deadly opioid epidemic. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave NYC Surgeon Dr. Bernard Fialkoff And Team Ring NASDAQ Opening Bell

In honor of National Recovery Month, NASDAQ selected Foundation for a Drug-Free World with Dr. Bernard Fialkoff, his daughter Meghan Fialkoff (above) and the entire Foundation for a Drug-Free World team to ring the bell, signaling the opening of the stock market September 15, 2017. Continue Reading →

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