Issues: Prescribed drugs or Prescriptions

Kennedy and Ryan Mark One-Year Anniversary Of New York’s Landmark I-STOP Law

State Lawmakers Announce New Tools, Established with Comprehensive I-STOP law, to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse. 

New Online Database Will Help Prevent “Doctor-Shopping”, Stop Drug Abuse Problems Before They Start – Law Was Enacted One Year Ago, Passed Unanimously by NY State Legislature.

BUFFALO – Today, August 26, 2013, New York State Senator Tim Kennedy and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan announced the implementation of key provisions of the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing (I-STOP) legislation that was passed last year, and signed into law on August 27, 2012.

August 26, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS RESIDENTS FOR SAFELY DISPOSING OF NEARLY 1,000 POUNDS OF UNWANTED MEDICATION THROUGH “SHED THE MEDS” PROGRAM

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today thanked the over 400 residents from across the south shore who participated in his recent “Shed the Meds” program. The program collected nearly 1,000 pounds of expired and unwanted medications for safe disposal.

     “Safely disposing of medication helps to prevent pollution and keep it out of the hands of children and others who would use it improperly. That’s exactly what ‘Shed the Meds’ allows residents to do. Through the efforts of all the residents who participated, nearly 1,000 pounds of medications were kept out of the waterways and off the streets,” said Senator Fuschillo (R-Merrick).

July 11, 2013
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Shed the Meds Program- Bellmore & Lindenhurst

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be sponsoring “Shed the Meds” programs in Bellmore and Lindenhurst to help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications.

     The “Shed the Meds” programs will be held on Saturday, June 29th from 9 am to 12 pm at the following locations:

     • Bellmore Train Station (Far West Parking Lot), Northwest corner of Sunrise Highway & Centre Avenue, Bellmore

     • William Rall Elementary School, 761 North Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst

June 29, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INVITES RESIDENTS TO “SHED THE MEDS” ON JUNE 29TH

Residents can Safely Dispose of Expired or Unwanted Medications in Bellmore and Lindenhurst

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be sponsoring “Shed the Meds” programs in Bellmore and Lindenhurst to help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications.

     The “Shed the Meds” programs will be held on Saturday, June 29th from 9 am to 12 pm at the following locations:

     • Bellmore Train Station (Far West Parking Lot), Northwest corner of Sunrise Highway & Centre Avenue, Bellmore

     • William Rall Elementary School, 761 North Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst

June 11, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORING “SHED THE MEDS” PROGRAM IN ROOSEVELT

Residents can safely dispose of expired or unused medications on May 18th at the Roosevelt Library

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be sponsoring a “Shed the Meds” program in Roosevelt to help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications.

     The “Shed the Meds” program will be held on Saturday, May 18th between 11 am and 2 pm at the Roosevelt Library, located at 27 West Fulton Avenue in Roosevelt. Residents will be able to drop off their old or unused medications for safe disposal by officers from the Nassau County Police Department who will be supervising the program.

May 10, 2013
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Shed the Meds Program- Roosevelt

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be sponsoring a “Shed the Meds” program in Roosevelt to help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications.

The “Shed the Meds” program will be held on Saturday, May 18th between 11 am and 2 pm at the Roosevelt Library, located at 27 West Fulton Avenue in Roosevelt. Residents will be able to drop off their old or unused medications for safe disposal by officers from the Nassau County Police Department who will be supervising the program.

May 18, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORS PROGRAM TO HELP RESIDENTS SAFELY DISPOSE OF UNWANTED MEDICATIONS

Several hundred pounds of medications collected through “Shed the Meds” program in Copiague

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently sponsored a “Shed the Meds” program in Copiague where residents dropped off several hundred pounds of medication for safe disposal.

May 6, 2013
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NY Senate Passes Measures To Combat Prescription Drug Fraud And Abuse

    The New York State Senate yesterday passed two bills that would prevent prescription drug fraud, theft and abuse. The measures address the illegal distribution of controlled substances by helping to reduce the availability of black market prescription forms and prosecuting “pill mills” that issue prescriptions and knowingly dispense controlled substances for profit.

April 30, 2013
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES MEASURES TO COMBAT PRESCRIPTION DRUG FRAUD AND ABUSE

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R - Schenectady) reported the New York State Senate recently passed two bills that would prevent prescription drug fraud, theft and abuse. The measures address the illegal distribution of controlled substances by helping to reduce the availability of black market prescription forms and prosecuting "pill mills" that issue prescriptions and knowingly dispense controlled substances for profit.

April 30, 2013
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Senate Passes Measures to Combat Prescription Drug Fraud and Abuse

The New York State Senate today passed two bills that would prevent prescription drug fraud, theft and abuse. The measures address the illegal distribution of controlled substances by helping to reduce the availability of black market prescription forms and prosecuting “pill mills” that issue prescriptions and knowingly dispense controlled substances for profit.

April 29, 2013
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Senator Phil Boyle Holds First Meeting As Chairman of Alcohol And Drug Abuse On April 23, 2013

Senator Phil Boyle held his first meeting as Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse on April 23, 2013.  This committee assignment provides Senator Boyle a prominent role in his advocacy for the prevention, treatment, and recovery services provided to all of New York State’s citizens who are struggling with addiction, as well as for their families.

April 26, 2013
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Saturday, April 27 - National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Drop-Off Locations Around Seventh Senate District Set Up to Drop Off Unwanted or Unused Prescription Drugs

SATURDAY IS NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

April 26, 2013
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Saturday, April 27, 2013 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day ~ Find out more, including a collection site near you ~ Effort builds on last year's I-STOP Law

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

According to the DEA, this is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

To find out more and to find collection sites throughout the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, CLICK HERE

April 25, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HELPS RESIDENTS “SHED THE MEDS”

Several Hundred Pounds of Expired and Unwanted Medications Collected for Safe Disposal

     Residents from across the south shore safely disposed of several hundred pounds of expired and unused medications at the Massapequa Park Train Station as part of Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.’s “Shed the Meds” program.

April 22, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORING “SHED THE MEDS” PROGRAM IN COPIAGUE

Residents can Safely Dispose of Expired or Unused Medications on May 4th at Copiague Middle School

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will be sponsoring a “Shed the Meds” program to help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications.

April 10, 2013
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Shed the Meds Program- Copiague

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will be 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, May 4th between 9 am and 12 pm at Copiague Middle School, located at 2650 Great Neck Road in Copiague. Residents will be able to drive up, drop off their old or unused medications, and drive away. All collected medication will be safely disposed of by officers from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office who will be supervising the program.

May 4, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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SENATE PASSES ‘ALIX’S LAW’

Bill Would Make it Illegal for Driver to Leave Scene After Vehicle Hits Any Object

The New York State Senate today passed “Alix’s Law”, sponsored by Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma), to close a legal loophole and hold intoxicated drivers accountable for leaving the scene of an accident.

The legislation (S1698A) responds to a drunk driving accident that killed a teenage girl in Amherst, Erie County. On July 8, 2011, 18-year-old Alix Rice was killed by a drunk driver as she road home on her longboard. The driver argued that he was not aware he had hit a person and he was acquitted on the felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

March 25, 2013
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ALIX’S LAW PASSES THROUGH SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

Bill Named After Amherst Teen Would Close Dangerous Loophole In Hit-And-Run Accidents

ALBANY - The New York State Senate Transportation Committee passed “Alix’s Law” (S.1698A) today, sponsored by Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma). The bill would close a legal loophole and hold intoxicated drivers accountable for leaving the scene of an accident. 

March 19, 2013
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Senator Farley Announces Senate Bill Targets Prescription Black Market

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced the New York State Senate acted on legislation that would crack down on the growing black market in non-controlled prescription drugs which puts patients at risk and rips off taxpayers through Medicaid fraud.  Legislation makes it a crime to fraudulently prescribe, buy, and sell these types of medications.

These expensive medications are most often paid for by Medicaid and sold on the street for a fraction of their actual value. The criminals who buy the medications often bring them to a stash house where they are collected and resold to unscrupulous pharmacies or shipped to other countries. 

March 13, 2013
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Senate Bill Targets Prescription Black Market

The New York State Senate today acted on legislation that would crack down on the growing black market in non-controlled prescription drugs which puts patients at risk and rips off taxpayers through Medicaid fraud.  Legislation (S.2942) sponsored by Senator Kemp Hannon (R-C-I, Garden City) makes it a crime to fraudulently prescribe, buy, and sell these types of medications.

March 12, 2013
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