Kennedy-cosponsored measure to prevent prescription drug abuse becomes law
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, announced new measures to prevent prescription drug abuse have been signed into law. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed I-STOP, or the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing, into law Monday.
State Lawmakers Announce New Tools, Established with Comprehensive I-STOP law, to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse.
New Online Database Will Help Prevent “Doctor-Shopping”, Stop Drug Abuse Problems Before They Start – Law Was Enacted One Year Ago, Passed Unanimously by NY State Legislature.
BUFFALO – Today, August 26, 2013, New York State Senator Tim Kennedy and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan announced the implementation of key provisions of the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing (I-STOP) legislation that was passed last year, and signed into law on August 27, 2012.
With 45 Percent Increase in Heroin Overdoses in Erie County in 2013, Kennedy Has Pushed for Necessary Legislative Actions to Combat Growing Crisis.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, is confident a package of reforms agreed upon in the State Capitol will help combat the growing heroin epidemic facing communities across our state. As this public-health crisis continues to grow more dire, Kennedy believes these new laws will help prevent addiction and reduce drug abuse.
New York State Takes Critical Step Towards Prohibiting Dangerous Product Targeted Towards Teens
Bill Outlawing Versatile Powdered Alcohol Now Ready for Consideration of Assembly
BUFFALO, NY – Just two months after Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D-Buffalo) joined local addiction specialists to push for a ban on the sale of powdered alcohol in New York State, the State Senate passed legislation Monday to do just that. (S.1757A) bans the sale of powdered or crystalline alcohol, citing the potential for it to be used illegally by youth as well as a higher risk of overdose.