Heroin-opioid agreement tackles treatment, punishment

June 18, 2014 10:50 PM

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Flanked by legislative leaders, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced agreement on a package of legislation designed to fight a heroin and opioid epidemic that he said was ruining lives at a faster rate than has been witnessed in decades.

“This is late teens and getting younger as time moves on,” Cuomo said of the new wave of addiction. The package was announced Wednesday afternoon in the Capitol’s Red Room.

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