Opioids

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says his 2020 budget is both “progressive” and “fiscally sound,” but some New York lawmakers are concerned it could worsen the state’s $6 billion deficit.  

Study Offers A Mixed Bag For Opioid Users Taking Benzos

Jan 13, 2020
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Benzodiazepines are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the country, often used to treat anxiety. But a new study warns that taking benzodiazepines can be both helpful and risky for those with opioid use disorder.

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Suffolk County officials predict that opioid-related deaths in 2019 will be down at least 25% from the year before.

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New York has seen its first reduction in opioid overdose deaths since 2009. That’s according to new data released Monday by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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The judge overseeing Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy case on Wednesday approved the payment of about $35 million in bonuses to over 600 employees.

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