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Senator Carlucci Passes bill to Help Prevent Overdose Deaths

ALBANY- The New York State Senate today passed legislation to help save lives by increasing access to a highly effective antidote for accidental drug overdose known as Naloxone or Narcan. The bill (S6477B), allows authorized health care professionals to issue non-patient specific orders for Naloxone to certified training programs and pharmacies, which could then distribute the Naloxone kits and instruct how to properly administer it.

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Senator Carlucci Passes Legislation to Fight Heroin Epidemic

Senator David Carlucci, as a member of the New York State Senate Heroin Task Force, has passed a bi-partisan, comprehensive legislative package to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic.

The package included Senator Carlucci’s bill S631, which establishes an assisted outpatient treatment for substance use disorders, and enables a court to order assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) for an individual with a substance use disorder who, due to his or her addiction, poses a threat to him or herself or others.

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Senator Carlucci Hosts Naloxone Trainings

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), in partnership with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) hosted a Naloxone training at the New City Public Library on Monday, July 13th.  

Members of the Clarkstown Auxiliary Police, local school nurses, healthcare providers and concerned members of the community attended the training, where over sixty people were taught how to administer Naloxone. 

Naloxone is a lifesaving antidote that can be used on an individual who is experiencing an opioid overdose. Through the efforts of OASAS and other agencies, over 55,000 people have been trained statewide, and more than 1,500 lives have been saved.

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Senators Carlucci and Murphy to Host Naloxone Training

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester) and Senator Terrence Murphy (R, I, C – Yorktown), in partnership with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and Communities that Care are hosting a Naloxone training, on August 5th, from 6 p.m. –  8 p.m. at the Ossining Library.   

Naloxone is a lifesaving antidote that can be used on an individual who is experiencing an opioid overdose. Through the efforts of OASAS and other agencies, over 55,000 people have been trained statewide, and more than 1,500 lives have been saved.

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