Pharmacies Final lobbying push at the Capitol as budget takes shape By Karen DeWitt • Mar 26, 2019 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 By Marian Hetherly • 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. Erie County approves new smoking bans, social host law By Mike Desmond • Dec 7, 2018 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. Listen Listening... / 1:13 WBFO's Mike Desmond reports Little opposition to proposed new smoking bans in Erie County By Mike Desmond • Nov 30, 2018 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. Listen Listening... / 1:11 WBFO's Mike Desmond reports State changes distribution of opioid antidote By Ellen Abbott • 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. County executive calls for pharmacies to ban cigarette sales By Eileen Buckley • Mar 4, 2016 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. AG Schneiderman seeks end to pharmacy tobacco sales By Chris Caya • Mar 18, 2014 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.