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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Hudson Valley News
7:21 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

HV Congresswoman Joins Westchester Officials in Combatting Heroin Use

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A New York Congresswoman has announced she is joining the list of co-sponsors of a bill to combat heroin overdoses. Representative Nita Lowey was in Westchester County among local officials discussing ways to stem New York’s heroin epidemic.

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Hudson Valley News
6:50 am
Fri April 25, 2014

HV Congressman Urges FDA To Take Further Action On Narcan

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A New York congressman from the Hudson Valley is co-leading a letter-sending effort to urge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take action regarding a drug used to combat heroin overdoses.

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Hudson Valley News
2:43 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Congressman Maloney Holds Telephone Town Hall On Heroin Addiction

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New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney held an emergency telephone town hall Thursday night to discuss the heroin epidemic and prescription drug problem in the Hudson Valley. He was joined by four speakers who offered insight into how they are addressing both the heroin and prescription drug overdose surge in the region.

“I am the heartbroken mother of a beautiful 23-year-old daughter who is a heroin addict. She started with heroin about three years ago. She never took prescription pills. She started straight with heroin.”

She wants to get her daughter some help.

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