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Rudy Rivera, executive director of the Father Tracy Advocacy Center, speaks out about the increase in percent of overdose deaths among Latinos and Blacks. File photo

Blacks, Latinos Accounted for Higher Percentage of Monroe County OD Deaths in 2019

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net (Versión en español abajo.) The percentage of Blacks and Hispanics who died from heroin...

Narcan can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The medication comes in two doses. Photo by Patti Singer/LaVoz

Under Proposed Law, Opioid Prescription Comes with Dose of Narcan

Patti Singer pattisinger@miniorityreporter.net A bill being proposed in the Monroe County Legislature would require that anyone receiving a...

Red indicates the site of fatal overdoses and blue indicates nonfatal overdoses in Monroe County in 2018 and 2019. Provided by Monroe County Heroin Task Force

Team Approach to Opioid Epidemic Resulted in 9 Convictions in OD Deaths

Patti Singer pattisinger@minorityreporter.net Opioid deaths and overdoses show little sign of abating. As a result, neither do the...