Browsing Category 'Media Coverage'

Christian Science Monitor

New York rethinks marijuana prosecutions of low-level offenders New York City, one of the most aggressive prosecutors of marijuana offenses in the US, is rethinking the practice, with an eye to avoid stigmatizing young black and Latino men. By Harry Bruinius, Staff writer / May 13, 2014 When Alfredo Carrasquillo was busted last year for possessing a nickle […]

WPIX: NY’ers living with AIDS says de Blasio’s budget will help low income people suffering from disease

NY’ers living with AIDS says de Blasio’s budget will help low income people suffering from disease (Watch the full video segment here. A summary appears below.) May 8, 2014 | by Ann Mercogliano BROOKLYN (PIX11) –  Reginald Brown is a low income New Yorker living with AIDS. He said the Mayor’s budget will relieve stress for […]

News Channel 13 WNYT

Bill would expand access to drug that counteracts heroin, some painkillers (Watch the video segment online) 05/08/2014 | By: Steve Flamisch ALBANY – State lawmakers have passed a bill that would expand access to the drug naloxone (Narcan), which can reverse an overdose of opioids such as heroin and morphine. While many drug treatment centers, syringe […]

Daily Beast

How to Really Rein In the Super Rich Thomas Piketty is right—inequality is on the rise. But until Wall Street gets out of Washington, neither the French economist nor regular Americans will be able to shift the status quo. By Sally Kohn | 04.29.14 Thomas Piketty, meet Bobby Tolbert. Piketty is the French economist who […]

Daily News

Proposed city law would ban asking job applicants about their criminal records BY ERIN DURKIN | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS April 27, 2014 Businesses would be banned from asking job applicants about their criminal records under a new bill being introduced in the City Council. The bill, which will be introduced this week, would prohibit commonly used […]

New York Times – Paths to Stopping Painkiller Overdoses

Paths to Stopping Painkiller Overdoses APRIL 24, 2014 To the Editor: Evzio, the naloxone auto-injector device newly approved by the Food and Drug Administration for reversal of an opioid overdose, is a missed opportunity. Despite extremely limited public funding, community-based health organizations have distributed naloxone, an inexpensive, nontoxic medication not under patent protection, since the […]

Journal News

Dozens trained to use heroin overdose antidote Marcela Rojas | April 19, 2014 Dozens of people attended a training course Friday at Arms Acres in Carmel to learn how to use naloxone, an overdose antidote that has been shown to reverse near-deaths from heroin and other opiates. CARMEL – Dozens of people attended a training course at […]

The Nation: Bill de Blasio’s Great Experiment

Bill de Blasio’s Great Experiment A report on the first 100 days of New York’s progressive new mayor Jarrett Murphy | April 15, 2014 (Excerpt below, read the full article online at The Nation.) One victory involved housing benefits for people with HIV/AIDS. For years, advocates had complained that, because of a wrinkle in the law, tenants of […]

amNewYork: Cops across New York could soon be carrying naloxone

Cops across New York could soon be carrying naloxone By CRISTIAN SALAZAR | April 3, 2014 State Attorney General Eric Schniederman announced Thursday that his office was launching a program to get life-saving drugs that can halt opioid overdoses into the hands of law-enforcement officers across New York. With overdose deaths from the abuse of […]

Leg Gazette

Senate passes bill that would increase access to heroin overdose antidote By Matthew McKibben | March 31, 2014 The New York state Senate passed legislation last week that would give more people access to an antidote that, if used timely and correctly, can prevent accidental overdose deaths from heroin and other opioids. The bill, (S.6477-b/A.8637-b), which […]

Albany Times Union

NY deal with drug maker paves way for plan to end HIV State agreement with pharmaceutical firm is part of plan to reduce incidence of AIDS By Claire Hughes | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Albany The state has negotiated a deal with a major pharmaceutical company to cut the price of anti-retroviral drugs to treat HIV, […]

Gotham Gazette

City Set to Offer Rent Relief to HIV/AIDS Residents by Jillian Jonas, Feb 25, 2014 Wanda Hernandez readily admits she’s been in and out of New York City Housing Court because she’s “always in arrears with rent.” She receives rental assistance from the city’s HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA), but it was recently reduced to $43.53 […]