The Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act, known as I-STOP, starts today, Aug. 27. The new state law, introduced and championed by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, is designed to help doctors and pharmacists prevent prescription drug abuse. I-STOP employs a database to turn up addicts who are “doctor shopping” to… Read More →
Health & Health Care
Staff writer Theresa Juva went on a ride-along with a New York State Trooper targeting texting drivers. (Read her report here.) Not only did the trooper have quite an easy time finding potential texting law violators, he told Juva that when he stopped people, they readily admitted that they knew… Read More →
At 11 a.m., the Editorial Board will sit down with health care experts to discuss New York’s Health Benefit Exchange, where individuals and small businesses will turn to for health insurance starting this fall under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Enrollment starts in October, and coverage will… Read More →
Readers share their views of recent commentary on lohud.com/opinion. On a Perspective, “Boy Scouts vote acknowledges the world as it is,” on the May 22 decision to allow boys who are gay to join Scouting: There’s no more freedom of association in America … only compulsory association. – Denis Ian… Read More →
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sounding pretty satisfied with the progress of the Tappan Zee Bridge project. The project, he said, is proceeding “better than I expected it would have gone,” and called the progress “kind of remarkable” in a call Friday morning, just before the Memorial Day weekend. A more pressing issue… Read More →
Congress has begun debate of new gun-control measures. What should take priority?
Sunday’s “60 Minutes” interview with Newtown parents and other relatives of the Dec. 14 massacre should be required viewing for members of Congress, state lawmakers, other policymakers, parents — really anyone who makes decisions about firearms proliferation, in communities and their own homes. The assembled members of the group Sandy… Read More →
Listen to a panel of experts and The Journal News Editorial Board discuss public policy responses to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in a podcast recorded Dec. 19, 2012, just five days after Newtown. In it we cover school safety, gun violence, treatment of mental illness, Second Amendment constraints… Read More →
Watch a replay of today’s Editorial Spotlight discussion with state Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers, and Family Planning Advocates of New York State President and CEO M. Tracey Brooks on the proposed Reproductive Health Act. Stewart-Cousins is the bill’s sponsor.