painkillers http://wrvo.org en String of heroin overdoses stresses prevention drug training http://wrvo.org/post/string-heroin-overdoses-stresses-prevention-drug-training <p></p><p>A spate of heroin overdoses last week in Syracuse has created a more urgent tone for one community organization’s program meant to fight overdoses. The Opioid Overdose Prevention Program run by ACR Health in Syracuse hopes to prevent stories like this in the future.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:33:50 +0000 Ellen Abbott 54640 at http://wrvo.org String of heroin overdoses stresses prevention drug training The I-STOP law: a doctor worries for his patients http://wrvo.org/post/i-stop-law-doctor-worries-his-patients <p>The <a href="http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Michael-Cusick/story/49506/">new I-STOP law passed by the New York State Legislature</a> is aimed at reducing the amount of overdoses on prescription painkillers; although some groups worry it might do more harm than good. This week on “Take Care,” we talk to <a href="http://www.hoacny.com/our_staff.html?parent_id=62696&amp;item_id=62831">Dr. Joseph Navone</a>, president of the Upstate New York Society of Medical Oncology and Hematology, a group that specializes in pain and pain relief for patients.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear out interview with Dr. Joseph Navone.</strong></p><p> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 43043 at http://wrvo.org The I-STOP law: a doctor worries for his patients The 'big mistake' of painkillers http://wrvo.org/post/big-mistake-painkillers <p>They’re supposed to kill pain, but they could be hurting patients more than helping them. This week on “Take Care,” we talk to <a href="http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/people/m/barry_meier/index.html">Barry Meier, a New York Times reporter</a> and the author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/World-Hurt-Medicines-Biggest-ebook/dp/B00CXWRNNK"><em>A World of Hurt: Fixing Pain Medicine’s Biggest Mistake</em></a><em>,</em> about painkillers in the medical field.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Barry Meier.</strong></p><p> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 42327 at http://wrvo.org The 'big mistake' of painkillers 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