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) makes it a crime to fraudulently prescribe, buy, and sell these types of medications.
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.
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.
Senator Phil Boyle urges residents to properly dispose of unused medications
Monday, June 2, 2014 - Bay Shore, NY - Every day in the United States 2,500 youth, ages 12 to 17, abuse a prescription pain reliever for the first time. As the Chair of the Senate Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee, Senator Boyle believes it is imperative to bring this statistic down and stop the nation’s teens from using and exploring drugs and medications found around the home. That is why Senator Boyle is hosting two “Shed the Meds” events on Saturday, June 7th and Saturday, July 12th.