“COP” Program to Combat Heroin Addiction in NY

“COP” Program To Combat Heroin Addiction In NY — Attorney General Schneiderman launched his Community Overdose Prevention (COP) program, which will equip of all New York law-enforcement officers with naloxo…


Editorial: Opiateoverdose antidote will save lives
Naloxone is the standard treatment for opiate overdoses, which claimed 16,600 lives in 2010, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Right now people have to rely on emergency responders to administer the injections. New York Attorney …
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Life-saving overdose antidote may become easy to buy
How much more can a parent take?" She left an addiction support group clutching what she came for – Narcan, a drug often referred to as the antidote to opiate overdoses. More commonly known by its generic name, naloxone, the injectable drug reverses …
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Dept. of Health: Progress puts prescription drugs to better use
"Opioids" is the medical term for a class of painkillers that can cause addiction — drugs like oxycodone, morphine and methadone, whose sales in the state rose 131 percent between 2001 and 2010. The Board of Pharmacy's Prescription Monitoring Program …
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