De Blasio Launches Initiative To Stem Opioid Overdose Deaths

Kings County Politics - March 13, 2017

With record numbers of City residents dying from drug overdoses involving opioids last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray today launched a new initiative aimed at reducing opioid overdose deaths by 35 percent over the next 5 years. Dubbed HealingNYC, the comprehensive effort comes after more than 1,000 people in New York City died last year in drug overdose involving opioids – more than those who died in car accidents and homicides combined...

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