NCPR is supported by:
From NCPR Blogs:
Washington County school officials are alarmed by the results of a 2012 substance abuse survey of 1,340 students from six county school districts, the Glens Falls Post-Star is reporting. The survey found that “nearly 21 percent of students...
This week, the North Country is opening the conversations about prisons wide open, with a series of public conversations and on-air program that we want you to join. St. Lawrence University is hosting a series of conversations on-campus this week,...
We all talk about the cost of living here in the North Country: Gas is expensive, real estate is relatively cheap, and so forth. But what about the price of street drugs? In his series “Life in a Northern Town”, Watertown Daily Times...
The status of marijuana is undergoing transition in many places. So here’s a fuzzy case out of Canada about an RCMP officer with a medical marijuana prescription to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. According to this report out of New...
North Country now is reporting this week about a new effort Massena is making to keep local kids off drugs: distributing drug testing kits to parents (actually, they’re giving them to the school district for distribution to parents who want...
News stories tagged with "drugs"
Jan 28, 2004 — Buying prescription drugs from Canada would lower prices and save the state money, say several witnesses who testified at a State Senate hearing Tuesday. But others, who work for drug companies, and pharmacies warned the practice could be dangerous. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany. Go to full article
Dec 04, 2003 — Are you drinking that third cup of coffee in the morning because you want to savor the taste, or because the caffeine is a way to make you a more productive member of the work force? Readers and Writers co-host Chris Robinson talks with Dan Bradburd, an anthropologist at Clarkson University who gives us a surprising answer. Bradburd is the co-editor of the new book, Drugs, Labor and Colonial Expansion. Go to full article
Oct 15, 2003 — A study by consumer groups finds that New Yorkers who don't have health insurance pay more money for prescription drugs that state residents enrolled in Medicaid or private managed care -- and they're making bad health care decisions as a result. From Albany, Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jul 16, 2003 — Governor George Pataki has released a plan to reform the Rockefeller Drug Laws that he says could rapidly free thousands of prisoners sentenced to long jail terms for non-violent drug offenses. The announcement gained the Governor new support from one leader in the African-American community, the Reverend Al Sharpton, and criticism from other Democrats. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jun 20, 2003 — As the legislative session ended last night, most major issues remained unresolved, despite hours of last minute talks by Governor Pataki and legislative leaders, and even, a hip-hop music entrepreneur. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jun 09, 2003 — The New York State legislative session is scheduled to end later this month, and Governor George Pataki is working with legislative leaders to try to resolve some remaining issues, including renewing the rent regulations and reforming the Rockefeller Drug Laws. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Mar 18, 2003 — As the cost of prescription drugs skyrockets, senior citizens who need them to survive are increasingly looking North. The Canadian International Pharmacy Association estimates more than a million Americans bought their drugs in Canada last year. They can cost a third the price of the same drug sold in the U.S. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is vowing to crack down on the practice. One of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, GlaxoSmithKline, has stopped selling to Canadian pharmacies that do business with Americans. In response, senior citizen groups across the country are boycotting some of Glaxo's products. David Sommerstein reports on one such protest in Potsdam. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Feb 21, 2003 — A youth survey in 2001 showed high rates of alcohol use among students in 16 districts throughout St. Lawrence County. The survey was given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12. The results confirmed what local health officials basically knew already, that alcohol use and abuse is a continuing problem in the county. To address the risks of alcohol, drug and other teen problem behaviors, local representatives from human service agencies, law enforcement and education began training in the Communities That Care initiative. Martha Foley talks with Pam Whittet, Assistant Superintendent of the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES and chairwoman of the Community Board. Go to full article