Michael Cusick http://wrvo.org en The I-STOP law: an assemblyman's push to solve a big problem http://wrvo.org/post/i-stop-law-assemblymans-push-solve-big-problem <p>Prescription drugs can be helpful to those that need them. But for others they can be dangerous or even deadly. This week on “Take Care,” we talk to <a href="http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Michael-Cusick/bio/">New York State Assemblyman Michael Cusick</a>, the lead sponsor behind <a href="http://www.ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/press-releases/2012/ISTOP%20REPORT%20FINAL%201.10.12.pdf">a piece of legislation called I-STOP, or Internet System for Tracking Over Prescribing</a>, which is intended to serve as a national model to end prescription painkiller abuse.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Assemblyman Cusick.</strong></p><p> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 43042 at http://wrvo.org The I-STOP law: an assemblyman's push to solve a big problem I-STOP law poses opportunities, concerns about implementation http://wrvo.org/post/i-stop-law-poses-opportunities-concerns-about-implementation <p></p><p>The tragedies caused by prescription drug abuse, addictions, overdoses and ruined lives are not unique to New York state, but Assemblyman Michael Cusick realized a couple years ago that Staten Island, where his district is located, could be considered the epicenter of the problem.</p><p>“We have numbers that are staggering of people overdosing from prescription drugs and the theft of prescription drugs," Cusick said. "The misuse is rampant here on Staten Island."</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:03:35 +0000 Catherine Loper 43114 at http://wrvo.org