Drugs

The allegations had previously been dismissed by the NYPD and the Staten Island District Attorney’s Office despite explosive video footage from two separate car stops in Staten Island in 2018.
The city says that the safe injection site in the neighborhood, the first in the nation, is reducing not just overdoses, but also nearby drug use and crime. But many locals and the NYPD disagree.
Information remains scant and inconsistent for neighbors as New York’s first legal pot dispensaries move toward opening.
With high-maintenance retail outlets slow to open, state fast-tracks launch of courier services.
New York State will award its first 150 marijuana retail licenses to people penalized in the past for dealing — but a daunting application stands in the way of going legal.
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Citing THE CITY’s report on how subway stations become drug use sites when centers close, the mayor called the situation a crisis that can’t wait. But center operators say they need more funding.
Two uptown subway stations in particular are the default go-to for users when the OnPoint NYC overdose prevention centers close at 8 p.m., locals and officials say.
Just days into his tenure, a senior official under DOC Commissioner Louis Molina sought permission to ease a rule banning officers from wearing cargo pants, THE CITY has learned. Sources say he was told “No way.”
He committed three years ago to supporting safe injection sites for drug users — then reversed course, activists say. Now, they see a new chance to pressure the embattled governor.
Delayed needles and Narcan leave those seeking to prevent overdoses and illness with limited options. Meanwhile, grave concerns grow that an already elevated fatality toll is worsening.
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Patients going through difficult process of weaning off drugs and alcohol will be steered back to overworked emergency rooms, THE CITY has learned.
A Philadelphia federal judge finds law permits supervised drug use facilities aimed at preventing overdoses, removing a Cuomo administration concern.
A spike in cab license revocations for marijuana, cocaine and other substances coincides with crushing financial pressures.
Last July, Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to “return Tompkinsville Park to the people.” But locals say trouble still lurks after a renovation.
Express Scripts Inc. is accused of squandering tens of millions of dollars by failing to police “fraudulent, abusive or excessive” claims.