Governor Cuomo Announces First Reduction in Opioid Overdose Deaths in New York State Since 2009

Posted to Applied Web NY on Mon, 12/09/2019 - 15:01

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that opioid overdose deaths among New York State residents, outside New York City, declined 15.9 percent in 2018 compared to 2017, the first decrease in 10 years. While close to 2,000 people tragically died from opioid overdoses last year, the decrease remains a significant milestone and is the result of several aggressive actions taken by the Governor over the past several years to combat opioid addiction.

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