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Rising use of heroin grabs attention of local, state officials

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A growing problem of heroin use in the U-S is getting plenty of attention, and right here in New York.

State senators have now formed a task force that will examine the rise in heroin and opioid use and addiction in New York.

Ralph Wilcox is the paramedic supervisor at Bangs Ambulance. He says it’s clear that heroin overdoses have been on the rise locally.

Wilcox also backs a recent idea pitched by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, that all first responders should carry naloxone, a drug used to counter opioid overdoses.

“It can have somebody near cardiac arrest, near death, barely breathing, and within a minute or two, they can be awake and talking,” Wilcox said.

In Tioga County, the county’s Sheriff and District Attorney will hold a forum Tuesday on the rise in heroin and prescription drug use in the region.

The forum starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Candor High School, and is open to the public.

 

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