Pharmacies

Karen Dewitt / WBFO Albany Correspondent

With less than a week to go to the state budget deadline, interest groups have converged on Albany, lobbying to get their measures included in the budget plan - and in some cases, to keep items out.

Got drugs? Get rid of them...statewide

Jan 4, 2019
Chris Caya / WBFO News

Drug drop-off sites are not new, but this weekend New York joins Washington as the first two states to adopt a unified statewide drug take-back program for unwanted prescription and non-prescription drugs.

File Photo / National Public Radio

While the major issue on Thursday's agenda was next year's budget, the Erie County Legislature also passed two other significant pieces of legislation.

Zach Hirsch / NCPR News

There wasn't much opposition Thursday evening to a proposed Erie County law that would further restrict smoking and vaping in vehicles and outdoor spaces.

State changes distribution of opioid antidote

Jan 26, 2018
Ellen Abbott / WRVO News

New statewide rules for distribution of Naloxone is affecting agencies that trains people to use the drug, also known as Narcan.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is calling for a ban on the sale of cigarettes and electronic cigarettes at pharmacies in the county.

WBFO File Photo

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Attorneys General from more than two dozen states and U.S. territories are pushing pharmacies to end cigarette sales nationwide.