heroin overdose

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer said the heroin overdose death rate in New York State  increased 30 percent in 2015.

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Amherst residents packed the Town Board chamber last night to hear what government is doing about the heroin and prescription drug crisis in the town.


WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

With the alarming and rapid rise of heroin overdose deaths in Erie County, a north Buffalo man urges first responders are armed with a drug that reverses an overdose of Heroin or Opiate.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says the drug, called Naloxone or Narcan, has been proven to prevent deaths.