Senator Alesi Joins Attorney General EricSchneiderman to Target Prescription Drug Addiction
Senator Jim Alesi announced today that he is co-sponsoring legislation to establish AN Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing (I-STOP) – an initiative targeted at combating prescription drug addiction. This important legislation, S.5720, would require the Department of Health to create and maintain a real-time, online reporting system to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of certain controlled substances. Health care practitioners and pharmacists would be required to report specific information to the database when Schedule II, III, IV and V controlled substances are prescribed and dispensed.
Nearly Two Dozen Local High School Students Traveled to Albany on Wednesday for the Governor’s State of the State Address
Senator Alesi yesterday met with students from Eastridge High School to discuss their reactions to Governor Cuomo’s 2012 State of the State Address and listen to their thoughts on the Legislative year ahead. The students from Eastridge were among hundreds of students from across New York State invited to attend the annual State of the State Address and were accompanied by Superintendent Sue Allen, Deputy Superintendent John Abbott, Eastridge Principal Mary Grow and Eastridge High School teachers.