Lowey: Opioid Crisis has Reached Epidemic Levels

Rockland’s congresswoman says the opioid crisis has reached epidemic levels. Nita Lowey told “The Morning Show” last week the latest round of budget talks includes funding to deal with the crisis…

Audio: Nita Lowey

Lowey hosted a roundtable discussion in Westchester last week to discuss the best ways the nation can increase prevention and medical efforts to solve the opioid crisis. Rockland Sheriff Lou Falco says the number of opioid deaths in the county has been trending down compared with this time last year, but even one death is still one too many…

Audio: Lou Falco

116 people die each day in the United States from opioid overdoses, and that’s reportedly greater than the number of people killed in car accidents.

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