Prescription drug abuse in Western New York has been described as an epidemic. But a new prescription drug bill approved by state lawmakers would begin to prevent the problem.
This week in our Press Pass conversation WBFO & AM-970's Eileen Buckley talked with Buffalo News reporters Susan Schulman and Dan Herbeck. They were part of an award-winning News series last year called "Prescription for Danger" and reacted to the new bill that Governor Cuomo promises to sign into law.
This Friday the U-S Attorney's Office will host a first-of-its-kind Prescription Drug Summit. It is an effort to educate the public about the growing problem of prescription drug abuse that is now an epidemic in this region.
A Buffalo family is trying to recover from the devastation that occurred in their home this past June related to prescription drug abuse.
"Michael committed suicide on June 4th in our home while my wife and I were less than 20-feet away from him. This event, that morning have changed my life forever," said 59-year-old Avi Israel.