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Estimated 15,000 NYC Methadone Patients to Be Isolated. How Will They Get Meds?

There are about 30,000 methadone patients in New York City, all taking methadone on a daily basis for opioid use disorder. About 15,000 of them are going to be isolated because of suspected exposure to or contracting of coronavirus, according to a New York City Department of Health estimate given to the top private-sector opioid...
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COMPA President on WCNY Radio discussing how potential settlement money from the country’s opioid manufacturers be should spent to combat the opioid crisis.

How should potential settlement money from the country’s opioid manufacturers be spent to combat the opioid crisis? Allegra Schorr, President of the Coalition of Medication Assisted Treatment Providers and Advocates, discussed the impacts a settlement can have.
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In Person or At Home? OTPs and Patients Face Tough Choices Amid COVID-19

(Albany, NY) The Senate Majority today advanced bills to combat substance misuse and protect New York communities from the scourge of opioid addiction. Additionally, the Senate Majority released a report generated by the Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids, Addiction & Overdose Prevention. The Task Force was charged with holding hearings, visiting treatment sites, and...
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Senate Majority Takes Major Steps To Combat The Opioid Crisis

(Albany, NY) The Senate Majority today advanced bills to combat substance misuse and protect New York communities from the scourge of opioid addiction. Additionally, the Senate Majority released a report generated by the Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids, Addiction & Overdose Prevention. The Task Force was charged with holding hearings, visiting treatment sites, and...
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