Issues: Prescribed drugs or Prescriptions

SENATOR MARCELLINO ASKS YOU TO “SHED THE MEDS”

Senator Carl L. Marcellino is partnering with the Nassau and Suffolk County Police Departments to help residents safely dispose of their expired or unused medications.

The “Shed the Meds” programs will take place:

May 20, 2015
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NYS Senator Sue Serino and Special Guest Congressman Chris Gibson to Hold Public Forum on Heroin and Opiate Addiction

 

**COMMUNITY FORUM**

NYS Senator Sue Serino and Special Guest Congressman Chris Gibson to Hold Public Forum on Heroin and Opiate Addiction

Who: NYS Senator Sue Serino, Special Guest Congressman Chris Gibson, and Council on Addiction, Prevention and Education (C.A.P.E.)

What:  Public Forum on Heroin and Opiate Addiction

When: Thursday, May 21, 2015; 7:00-8:30pm

Where: Haviland Middle School; 23 Haviland Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538, United States

May 18, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO HELP STOP PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE BY PREVENTING THE THEFT AND SALE OF BLANK PRESCRIPTION FORMS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed a measure to help stop illegal prescription drugs from entering the black market when criminals steal and sell blank prescription forms. The bill, S3402, creates new penalties for the theft, sale, and unauthorized possession of a blank New York State prescription form to prevent drug abuse and the criminal enterprises that help supply drug addictions.

May 15, 2015
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Senate Passes Bill to Help Stop Prescription Drug Abuse By Preventing the Theft and Sale of Blank Prescription Forms

The New York State Senate today passed a measure to help stop illegal prescription drugs from entering the black market when criminals steal and sell blank prescription forms.

May 12, 2015
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SENATOR AMEDORE, ALBANY COUNTY SHERIFF CRAIG APPLE TO HOST COMMUNITY NARCAN TRAINING

SENATOR AMEDORE, ALBANY COUNTY SHERIFF CRAIG APPLE TO HOST COMMUNITY NARCAN TRAINING

May 8, 2015
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Senator Ortt Hosts Forum on Heroin and Opioid Addiction

Niagara County Forum is the Third Out of Four to be Held This Spring

State Senator Rob Ortt (R-C-I, North Tonawanda), co-chair of the Senate’s Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, today led the discussion on the growing threat of heroin and opioid abuse in our communities. The public forum, held at Niagara University, drew more than 100 concerned residents throughout the area.   

Speakers on the panel included local law enforcement, educators, addiction specialists, health care professionals, elected officials and parents of children affected by heroin and opioid addiction.

May 7, 2015
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Submit testimony to the Heroin Task Force

In recent years, heroin and prescription opioid abuse has plagued the nation. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), in 2011, 4.2 million Americans reported using heroin at least once. Further, a 2012 survey by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ( HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found that 467 thousand Americans were addicted to the drug – approximately double the number of people from just 10 years earlier.

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May 5, 2015
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April 29, 2015
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Murphy: Act quickly to get NARCAN to school nurses

VALHALLA, NY - Experts say tools are needed to win the war on opioid addiction. Healthcare professionals joined Senator Terrence P. Murphy today at the Valhalla Ambulance Corps to call for quick implementation of an important budget item secured by Murphy which supplies school nurses with one such tool, Naloxone, or NARCAN, and trains them in administering the heroin antidote. Senator Murphy called for the State Department of Health to expedite creation of the rules and regulations necessary to implement this historic program.

April 16, 2015
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Murphy: Act quickly to get NARCAN to school nurses

VALHALLA, NY - Experts say tools are needed to win the war on opioid addiction. Healthcare professionals joined Senator Terrence P. Murphy today at the Valhalla Ambulance Corps to call for quick implementation of an important budget item secured by Murphy which supplies school nurses with one such tool, Naloxone, or NARCAN, and trains them in administering the heroin antidote. Senator Murphy called for the State Department of Health to expedite creation of the rules and regulations necessary to implement this historic program.

April 16, 2015
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Public Forum on Heroin and Opioid Addiction Set at NU

Co-Chairman of the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction Sen. Rob Ortt has announced one of the several open forums will take place at Niagara University on May 7. There, he and a panel of speakers will hear gather ideas from the public in order to strengthen legislation on the growing problem. Read more about the forum from The Buffalo News.

April 16, 2015
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Heroin Task Force announces first round of forums

ALBANY, NY - The New York State Senate today announced the schedule for the first round of forums being held by the bipartisan Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction. The Task Force will meet in Yorktown, Rochester, Lewiston, Albany and additional communities to examine the issues created by increased heroin abuse that is causing hundreds of deaths in communities across the state. The Task Force is co-chaired by Senator Terrence Murphy, Senator Robert Ortt, chairman of the Senate Committee on Mental Health; and Senator George A. Amedore, Jr., chairman of the Senate Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.

April 13, 2015
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Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction Announces Forums

 First Round of Dates Scheduled for Yorktown, Rochester, Lewiston, and Albany

The New York State Senate today announced the schedule for the first round of forums being held by the bipartisan Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction. The Task Force will meet in Yorktown, Rochester, Lewiston, Albany and additional communities to examine the issues created by increased heroin abuse that is causing hundreds of deaths in communities across the state.

April 13, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS INVITES RESIDENTS TO “SHED THE MEDS” IN MANHASSET ON APRIL 18th

Residents can Safely Dispose of Expired or Unwanted Medications

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), in partnership with the Nassau County Police Department and the Manhasset Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse (CASA), is sponsoring a “Shed the Meds” program to help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications.

     The “Shed the Meds” program will be held on Saturday, April 18th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Shelter Rock Elementary School (27A Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset).

March 30, 2015
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Shed the Meds-Manhasset

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), in partnership with the Nassau County Police Department and the Manhasset Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse (CASA) are sponsoring a “Shed the Meds” program to help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications. 

     The “Shed the Meds” program will be held on Saturday, April 18th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Shelter Rock Elementary School (27A Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset).

April 18, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Your Voice With Senator Ortt

During this segment of Your Voice, Senator Ortt talks about medical marijuana, sex trafficking, mental health, and Fort Drum Day.

March 24, 2015
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SOBERING NEWS, N.Y. NOW AMERICA’S HEROIN CAPITAL

 

The Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York gave testimony this week that New York has become the nation’s number one heroin trafficking hub. 

The co-chairs of the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, State Senators Terrence Murphy, George Amedore and Robert Ortt, were alarmed by the news from prosecutor Bridgett Brennan.

March 16, 2015
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Sobering news, N.Y. now America's heroin capital

ALBANY, NY - The Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York gave testimony this week that New York has become the nation's number one heroin trafficking hub. The co-chairs of the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, State Senators Terrence Murphy, George Amedore and Robert Ortt, were alarmed by the news from prosecutor Bridgett Brennan.

March 16, 2015
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Pawling community forum searches for solutions to heroin addiction

PAWLING, NY – Just last week the City of Poughkeepsie police department confiscated 108 bags of heroin from a single apartment in yet another drug bust in the war on heroin raging in the region. Last night, community advocates and a hundred local residents joined a panel filled with local elected officials, law enforcement experts, and treatment professionals hosted by State Senator Terrence Murphy focused on providing additional solutions to the epidemic.

February 26, 2015
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