NY Governor Cuomo today signed into law a series of bills to help address the growing heroin and opioid epidemic, as well as prescription drug abuse, in New York State.
Included in the legislation:
New programs and insurance reforms to improve treatment options for individuals suffering from heroin and opioid addiction;
Measures to strengthen penalties and put in place additional tools for law enforcement to crack down on the distribution of illegal drugs;
Provisions to ensure the proper and safe use of naloxone; and
Support for enhanced public awareness campaigns to prevent drug abuse.
Governor Cuomo signs law to combat heroin epidemic: http://youtu.be/Yws_HOMDT7Q