Opioids

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced his support for a bipartisan bill to help cut the flow of fentanyl into Connecticut, Long Island and across the United States.

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Long Island clergy and schools are working together to fight the opioid crisis.

Cuomo Doubles Budget To Fight Opioid Crisis

Apr 20, 2017
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke at a Long Island Addiction Recovery Center this week about his efforts to fight the opioid epidemic in the state. Cuomo’s recent budget allocates nearly $200 million to combat the crisis, double previous funding.

Opioid-Related ER Visits Soar In Connecticut

Mar 23, 2017
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According to a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Connecticut has one of the highest rates of opioid-related ER visits in the country.

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In less than eight hours last June, Yale New Haven’s emergency department treated 12 patients who had overdosed on opioids. Three died; nine were saved.

With opioids in wide circulation, Dr. Gail D’Onofrio, chief of emergency medicine at the hospital and chair of emergency medicine at Yale School of Medicine, isn’t sure that one-day spike will stand as a record.

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