New York News
6:30 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Senator Schumer: Heroin 'Skyrocketing' In Capital Region

Senator Charles Schumer at the podium, Albany County Court House, December 1, 2015.
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New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Albany today to lead the call for getting emergency anti-drug trafficking funding into the Capital Region.

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New York News
12:34 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Assemblywoman Fahy Convenes Heroin Forum

Members of law enforcement, educators, health care, and treatment experts and others gathered at the Guilderland Town Library Tuesday evening for a panel discussion on heroin and opiate addiction. The panel was organized by Albany Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy.

New England News
6:26 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition Continues Opioid Awareness

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The opioid and heroin epidemic is increasingly being felt in emergency rooms and jails across the country. Meanwhile, a community organization in Berkshire County has been focusing on the crisis for some time.

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New York News
1:43 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Forum Will Address Heroin Addiction In Warren And Washington Counties

A recent traffic stop that led to two arrests for heroin possession in Washington County, New York, near the Vermont border is bringing attention to an ongoing issue of the transport of illegal drugs over state lines.

A traffic stop by state troopers early Tuesday on Route 149, west of the Village of Fort Ann, led to two arrests on charges of heroin possession with intent to sell.

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The Roundtable
10:56 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Congressional Corner With Elizabeth Esty

    The heroin scourge is being felt across state lines.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock there’s a link between guns and drugs.

New England News
9:45 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Vermont Evaluating Heroin Antidote Use At 6 Months

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Vermont Health Department statistics show that overdose antidote kits for heroin and other opiate drugs distributed to the general public were used 38 times to treat overdoses during the first six months of a pilot program.

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New York News
2:15 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Panel Discusses Heroin And Opioid Epidemic Impact

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The public television station in Plattsburgh brought together a panel of law enforcement, health care officials and legislators to discuss the rise in heroin use and addiction in New York’s North Country. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with some of the participants in the “New Face of Heroin” panel.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

N. Berkshire Community Meeting Focuses On Drug Abuse

More than 100 people showed up for the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition annual meeting Tuesday at the Williams Inn in Williamstown, Mass.
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The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition honored its members’ work at its annual meeting Tuesday in Williamstown, Massachusetts. But, talk also focused around an issue gaining regional and national attention.

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New York News
12:28 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Cuomo To Up Fight Against Heroin

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Acknowledging that heroin use is at epidemic proportions, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo came to Rockland Community College in Suffern Wednesday to announce a multi-pronged approach to fight the scourge.

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New England News
5:48 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

New England Governors To Meet On Opioid Abuse

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New England governors will meet next week to discuss the growing problem of opioid abuse and addiction in the region.

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