Tag: Opioid Epidemic
Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a package of bills aimed at combatting the opioid addiction epidemic Thursday, Oct. 7, and said she would “study” opening long-stalled safe injection sites in the Empire State.
The indictment charges Richard Jacobellis with distribution of a controlled substance and for causing the death of Nicholas Weber due to a heroin overdose.
The middlemen between drug companies and pharmacies have been hit recently with fines for their role in not calling out suspicious transactions. “They’re like the quarterback. They distribute the ball,” a former DEA supervisor said.