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.
Thank you for your wonderful contributions to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. In our first year, we received outstanding poems, essays and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.
The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important people and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a challenging and thought-provoking question: “What are you thankful for?”
On behalf of the New York State Senate, I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to all of the participants in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration.
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.