12/27/16 – “…helping people maintain their health and dignity even if they are not ready to stop using” http://www.newsday.com/opinion/editorial/we-can-help-addicts-even-those-still-using-drugs-1.12799053
11/29/16 – CDC Announces: “Use of syringe services programs increases, but access must improve for greater HIV prevention”
7/13/16 – CASJ featured on PBS Newshour: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/ending-aids-in-new-york-means-finding-the-most-vulnerable/
12/29/14 – CASJ featured on NPR’s Morning Edition: “Teaching Friends and Family How to Reverse a Drug Overdose”
2/07/14 – Susan Roethel, Founder of the Fallen on Long Island, and member of CASJ’s Board of Directors is featured on CNN with other LI families who have lost loved ones to opiate overdose: click here to read article and view video.
2/06/14 – Excellent op-ed in the NY Times: “How to Stop Heroin Deaths”
1/31/14 – Senator Hannon and Assemblyman Dinowitz Introduce Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Prevention Bill. Read the full press release from VOCAL-NY and Drug Policy Alliance here. Changes made by this legislation will enable non-patient specific prescribing (aka “standing orders”) whereby a prescribing physician could oversee non-medical staff who could dispense naloxone (Narcan) anywhere, anytime! Please reach out to your NYS Senators and Assembly Members and urge them to pass the Overdose Prevention Bill (A8637/ S6477)! Contact Tina if your organization would like to provide a letter of support.
1/31/14 – WARNING: Heroin contaminated with Fentanyl found to cause overdose fatalities in Nassau County. Read the Media Advisory from the Nassau County Medical Examiner here.
7/01/13 – Reach For Me releases new film that examines Naloxone pricing, production shortages, and lack of government support affecting overdose prevention efforts across the United States. Get more information at www.reach4me.org or watch it here.
6/26/13 – Expanded Hepatitis C Testing bill is passed by NYS legislature. This bill will mandate health care providers to offer Hepatitis C testing to all baby boomers (people born between 1945 and 1965), which corresponds with the recommendations of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thank you Senator Hannon and Assemblyman Zebrowski for your leadership on this lifesaving legislation! Read more
6/20/13 – US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issue Health Advisory regarding recent overdoses due to intravenous injection of acetyl fentanyl. Read the CDC Health Advisory here.