"This marks the first time the Academy will own our own offices and a real piece of the Big Apple", Portnow, a NY native, said. "It needs a national solution".
McCray, who heads up New York City's mental health and substance abuse efforts through ThriveNYC, said: 'Today, New York City demands transparency and accountability from the nation's largest opioid manufacturers and distributors who have profited from people's pain.
The manufacturers named in the lawsuit include Purdue Pharma, Teva, Johnson & Johnson and Allergan. "It's time for Big Pharma to pay for what they've done". New York City alone has spent millions on healthcare, law enforcement, and treatment programs directly linked to opioid addiction.
"We are deeply troubled by the prescription and illicit opioid abuse crisis, and are dedicated to being part of the solution", said John Puskar, a spokesman for Purdue Pharma L.P., one of the defendants in the NY litigation.
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The announcement came at the end of a three-day conference, which was conducted to hail the four years of his presidency. Candidates are due to register from January 20 to 29.
Harendra Singh quietly pleaded guilty to bribery and honest services wire fraud in October 2016, according to a the New York Times report based on recently unsealed court documents.
NY officials announced Tuesday the city is joining hundreds of other municipalities suing the nation's largest opioid manufacturers and distributors.
The lawsuit charges these companies and others with being a 'public nuisance, ' acted negligently in their distribution of opioids and 'were unjustly enriched at the City's expense'.
De Blasio is not the only mayor who backed out of the meeting. Earlier this month, his administration detailed its plan to sue several of the biggest oil companies in the USA, including BP and ExxonMobil, citing the damage they've done to the environment by continuing to burn fossil fuels despite knowing the harmful effects. Landrieu, the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, called the meeting "untenable".
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Authorities said 16 people who were on the site at the time of the blast escaped without major injuries. "We have moved from rescue to recovery", Chris Moore, Pittsburg County (Okla.) sheriff, said Tuesday.
NY is suing big pharma over its role in the opioid crisis.
The city has been slow to respond to the crisis, and previous year Mr.de Blasio announced a plan to reduce opioid deaths through a combination of outreach, treatment and law enforcement.
New York City said in its press release that roughly 2.5 million to 2.7 million opioid prescriptions were filled each year from 2014 to 2016.
'In contrast, the federal government was spending $24 billion at the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis.
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KILMARNOCK-Although cases of flu have been confirmed locally, health officials here do not consider it an epidemic. The Monroe County Public Health Clinic at 333 East Miller Drive offers flu vaccinations for children and adults.