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Legislation seeks to help reduce drug overdose deaths in New York

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One law provides greater access to life-saving help, the other could provide more immediate access to life-saving medication. Both are aimed, advocates say, at those who have overdosed on illegal drugs — and keeping them alive. A law passed in 2011, dubbed the 911 Good Samaritan Law, provides greater access to help. It allows limited protections to those who witness drug overdoses, immunizing them from most drug possession charges if they seek medical help for ...


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