New York State Senate passes series of bills to curb heroin use

The legislative package includes a bill allowing schools

The legislative package includes a bill allowing schools to administer an antidote for overdoses. (June 10, 2014 8:10 AM)

The state's Republican-led Senate has passed nearly two dozen bills to curb a rise in heroin use. 

The majority coalition passed 23 out of 25 bills introduced last month following a series of statewide forums on heroin and opioid use. Experts say a crackdown on prescription pills has pushed addicts to heroin, which is significantly cheaper. 

The legislative package would limit...

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