County Executive’s Corner: “Taking Action”

County Executive’s Corner: “Taking Action”

By County Executive Ed Day In 2018 there were a total of 38 drug-related deaths in Rockland County, down from 40 each in 2017 and 2016. This is unacceptable. I recently signed a resolution approving an agreement with Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC to take legal action against the manufacturers of prescription opiates that contributed […]

Drug Take Back Day Scheduled for October 27 in Rockland County

Drug Take Back Day Scheduled for October 27 in Rockland County

PRESS RELEASE – Rockland is once again offering residents the opportunity to empty their medicine cabinets of unused prescription drugs before they fall into the wrong hands, County Executive Ed Day announced. Another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at selected pharmacies in Rockland.  “This […]

New York Considers Making Recreational Marijuana Use Legal

New York Considers Making Recreational Marijuana Use Legal

By Kathy Kahn Andrew Cuomo, who once declared he was against the legalization of marijuana, a Schedule 1 drug (on par with heroin), now seems to be working his way towards getting weed legalized for recreational use as well. The large room in SUNY Orange’s Newburgh campus was filled to capacity October 1 with those […]

TRUMP MULLING WHETHER TO DROP MARIJUANA FROM SCHEDULE 1 DRUG LIST

TRUMP MULLING WHETHER TO DROP MARIJUANA FROM SCHEDULE 1 DRUG LIST

With New York State currently trying to fully legalize medical, as well as recreational, marijuana in New York, as nine other states have already done, Pres. Donald Trump recently hinted he’s also reconsidering his stance on the issue. President Trump often has indicated he has a zero tolerance policy for drug abuse, citing his brother’s […]

ROCKLAND’S ALLEGED DOCTOR FEEL GOOD ARRESTED

ROCKLAND’S ALLEGED DOCTOR FEEL GOOD ARRESTED

Dr. David Brizer accused of selling prescription drugs to dealers PRESS RELEASE FROM AG’S OFFICE Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a 55-count indictment against Dr. David Brizer on charges he sold prescriptions for oxycodone and other powerful pain medications to drug dealers from his Rockland County and Midtown Manhattan offices. The indictment also […]

America’s War on Drugs Sputters to an End

BY DIANE DIMOND I’m going to make a bold prediction: America’s War on Drugs is now officially over. Oh, no one in Washington is going to make any sort of announcement to confirm this, but take it from me: Our four-decades-old drug war strategy is now formally kaput. To be entirely honest, it has been […]