illegal drugs 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 Senator Schumer on federal bath salts ban http://wrvo.org/post/senator-schumer-federal-bath-salts-ban <p>The market for a drug that has exploded onto the scene this year could soon be closed.&nbsp; Federal legislation could help lead to the end of bath salts, synthetic marijuana and other synthetic hallucinogens on the streets today.<br /><br />US Senator Charles Schumer expects President Obama to sign the legislation that bans bath salts and other deadly synthetic substances.&nbsp; It&#39;s already passed the Senate and the House.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 19:57:43 +0000 Ellen Abbott 22001 at http://wrvo.org Senator Schumer on federal bath salts ban