drug overdoses Battle against opioids shows signs of progress in Cattaraugus County By Max Kalnitz • Feb 19, 2018 Cattaraugus County’s public health director is confident some strides are being made in grappling with the opioid crisis. Acting US Attorney: treat every drug overdose death as homicide By Mike Desmond • Jul 18, 2017 Mike Desmond/WBFO News A Buffalo man, charged with selling two fatal heroin mixture overdoses, could face life in prison. Listen Listening... / 1:08 WBFO"s Mike Desmond reports. Clergy encouraged to play active role in battling opioid epidemic By WBFO Staff • Jan 18, 2017 In what’s being billed as a first-of-a-kind local conference, experts are meeting with clergy members Wednesday in hopes of better preparing them to deal with the opioid epidemic. Communities looking for solutions to opioid epidemic By Mike Desmond • Apr 29, 2016 WBFO News File Photo Across Erie County, local governments and activists are convening town meetings to talk about drug problems. New figures project 570 fatal drug overdoses will occur this year in the county. Listen Listening... / 1:10 WBFO's Mike Desmond reports. Schumer bill looks to combat drug epidemic By Mike Desmond • Feb 19, 2016 Mike Desmond/wbfo news Senator Charles Schumer says Congress can reverse the skyrocketing rate of fatal drug overdoses by providing an infusion of funding. Listen Listening... / 1:07 Heroin cocktail causing fatal overdoses By Chris Caya • Jun 7, 2013 Chris Caya/WBFO News A public health warning has been issued by the law enforcement and medical community regarding a dramatic increase in fatal drug overdoses in the Buffalo area.