The New York State Senate today passed a measure that would prohibit the sale of children’s jewelry which may contain harmful levels of cadmium and other hazardous substances. The bill (S.4055A), sponsored by Senator Jim Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton) protects children from accidentally ingesting cadmium, often used in inexpensive charm bracelets, pendants and other jewelry.
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.