Massey Outlines Opioid Epidemic Plan



Republican mayoral candidate Paul Massey visited a Staten Island drug treatment facility this afternoon, outlining his proposed plan to address the opioid epidemic in a post-visit press conference. ¬†Prevention efforts in his proposal include expansion of a Staten Island school prevention program Citywide, creation of a “Synthetics Task Force” with federal, state and city law enforcement and “develop[ing] clearer standards for prescribing opioids.” ¬†Treatment efforts he proposes include hiring and training first responders in administering anti-overdose medications and creating additional crisis treatment centers. ¬†He also proposed additional recovery efforts.

Massey did not provide any cost estimates for his proposals, nor say how the unspecified costs would be paid.

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Here is Massey’s prepared statement: