Image via Park Slope Stoop.A key component of New York’s effort to bring down opioid abuse — which requires doctors to file prescriptions electronically [http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/1098.pdf] rather than with handwritten notes — takes affect next week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced [https://www.governor.ny.
Source: Redfishingboat (Mick-O) via FlickrThe scourge of prescription painkiller abuse across the country continues to rise, and the mayor’s office and the NYPD are instituting a new pilot program in an effort to prevent fatal overdoses. Politicker is reporting [http://politicker.com/2013/09/city-to-arm-staten-island-police-with-anti-overdose-drugs/] that cops in Staten
Community Board 11 leaders have denied a recommendation for the One World Alcohol and Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Center on McDonald Avenue. According to District Manager Marnee Elias-Pavia, the board found that the application for a recommendation differed from the initial agreement made with One World leaders. One World, a medical
According to Community Board 11 officials, One World, a medical group, may be opening a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in the neighborhood. District Manager Marnee Elias-Pavia and Chairman Bill Guarinello said they were blindsided by the news, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle [http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/drug-rehab-center-eyed-bensonhurst]
The following is a press release from the office of State Senator Marty Golden: TEENAGE DRUG ABUSE AND BULLYING IN OUR SCHOOLS TO HIGHLIGHT TOWN HALL DISCUSSION Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host a town hall meeting on teenage drug use and school bullying, on Wednesday, February