painkiller abuse 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: 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