drug abuse http://wrvo.org en Schumer calls for new heroin abuse tracking database http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-calls-new-heroin-abuse-tracking-database <p></p><p>With heroin abuse raging among young adults and in rural communities, New York's senior senator is calling for a new state-wide database to be created so local law enforcement agencies can better track the drug's use.</p><p>Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says a database for heroin hospitalizations and arrests would be the first in the nation.&nbsp;</p><p>"The problem is that the increase in heroin abuse - it was going down for a long time, now it’s going up - so we have to catch up," Schumer told reporters Wednesday.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:29:27 +0000 Ryan Delaney 52247 at http://wrvo.org Schumer calls for new heroin abuse tracking database Schumer urges DEA to ease drug take-back restrictions http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-urges-dea-ease-drug-take-back-restrictions <p></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:04:09 +0000 Ellen Abbott 45983 at http://wrvo.org Schumer urges DEA to ease drug take-back restrictions NY lawmakers approve electronic drug prescriptions bill http://wrvo.org/post/ny-lawmakers-approve-electronic-drug-prescriptions-bill <p>New York state lawmakers have approved legislation requiring doctors to issue drug prescriptions electronically within three years.</p><p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 13:48:35 +0000 Catherine Loper 20790 at http://wrvo.org NY lawmakers approve electronic drug prescriptions bill