Opioid Crisis

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WCBS 880 Newsroom
January 02, 2020 - 1:24 pm
A new report shows progress in the fight against the opioid epidemic in Suffolk County as the federal government pledges an extra $1.5 billion to combat the crisis.
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Associated Press
December 10, 2019 - 3:17 pm
Health officials say opioid overdose deaths have declined for the first time in a decade among New Yorkers outside of New York City.
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Associated Press
November 06, 2019 - 7:11 pm
The state of New York now requires all death certificates for people who have died of an opioid overdose to specify which opioid was involved, if possible.
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Steve Burns
September 11, 2019 - 8:19 am
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- A new lawsuit is on the way from Governor Andrew Cuomo, which aims to hold drug manufacturers accountable for the opioid epidemic and recoup the money consumers lost as a result of it. The opioid crisis is not just a crisis but a conspiracy, according to Governor Cuomo. "The...
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Sophia Hall
September 05, 2019 - 6:59 am
The opioid crisis costs Long Island approximately $8 billion per year a study by the Fiscal Policy Institute shows.
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Overdose Crisis
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Rich Lamb
August 26, 2019 - 3:34 pm
After seven consecutive years of an increase in overdose death in New York City, officials say there’s been a slight decline.
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Fentanyl
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July 23, 2019 - 5:25 pm
Dangerous drugs, more potent than heroin, are coming in to New York, and as of now, there isn't much law enforcement can do about it.
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Human trafficking
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June 10, 2019 - 7:44 am
The opioid crisis has been raging on Long Island for years, but law enforcement agencies are finding that it’s helping to fuel another crisis: human trafficking.
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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran
Peter Haskell/WCBS 880
May 09, 2019 - 1:36 pm
Nassau County unveiled a new task force Thursday in an effort to curb the opioid crisis that has already claimed 18 lives in the area this year.
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OxyContin
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March 28, 2019 - 1:51 pm
New York’s Attorney General Leticia James on Thursday announced an extensive lawsuit against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, McKesson Corp. and other opioid manufacturers and distributors.
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