February 24th, 2016s the drug-related death toll rises in the United States, communities are trying
to open more treatment beds.
A But an ongoing labor shortage among drug treatment
staff is slowing those efforts.
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February 23rd, 2015The state of Kentucky may finally get its deliverance.
After more than seven years of battling the evasive legal tactics of Purdue Pharma,
2015 may be the year that Kentucky and its attorney general, Jack Conway, are able
to move forward with a civil lawsuit alleging that the drugmaker misled doctors
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January 15th, 2016Addicted to prescription painkillers after a high-school sports injury,
Cameron Burke moved on to heroin,
which was cheaper and more easily accessible.
His parents tried everything, more than once sending him out of state for treatment.
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September 8th, 2014Can Staten Island’s middle-class neighborhoods defeat an overdose epidemic?
Joseph D’Agosto, a paramedic with the Fire Department’s 23rd E.M.S. Battalion, on Staten Island,
is the best person in New York City.
By IAN FRAZIER for The New Yorker Read More
November 9th, 2015There have been 12 fatal overdoses in the last three years.
Heroin continues to kill the young people of Averill Park, New York, and its surrounding
communities at an alarming rate.
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September 19th, 2016STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Michele Minogue Spangler is a mom on a mission.
The New Dorp mother, who lost her son, Allan "AJ" Spangler, to a drug overdose three years ago,
is just one of many Staten Islanders who traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the 4th
annual FedUp! Rally and march to Capitol Hill on Sunday.
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April 4th, 2015It's more lethal in 21st century New York than a handgun or a switchblade.
It’s a tiny bag of white powder — heroin. Smack is back big time in the Big Apple, where fatal
overdoses outnumber homicides and law enforcement seized roughly $300 million worth of heroin in 2014.
By THOMAS TRACY for New York Daily News Read More
July 21st, 2016In the last two years, the director of an Islamic funeral home in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, burried six young men.
Heart attacks, some neighbors said, but the whispers and witnesses said something else: heroin.
By LIZ ROBBINS for The New York Times Read More
September 28th, 2014Activists at the “Fed Up!” rally Sunday on the Mall. They protested what they
say is lax federal oversight of opiods as the number of overdose deaths rises
By AARON C. DAVIS for The Washington Post Read More
September 23rd, 2014
In June, Governor Cuomo signed into law a package of bills to combat the epidemic of
heroin, opioid, and prescription drug abuse in New York State. Read More
September 8th, 2014
Can Staten Island’s middle-class neighborhoods defeat an overdose epidemic?
BY IAN FRAZIER for The New Yorker Read More
August 28th, 2014
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May 4th, 2014
On Staten Island, Rising Tide of Heroin Takes Hold
By J. DAVID GOODMAN and MICHAEL WILSON for The New York Times Read More