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8 Questions with Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

Long Island Pulse  asked  Jerry Kremer to interview New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Their conversation encompassed everything from Long Island’s progress in the fight against prescription and street opiates to labor and gun laws and tensions between police and civilians.

 

Jerry Kremer: What is your evaluation of measures like I-STOP that are geared at controlling Long Island’s prescription drug problem?

Eric Schneiderman: I-STOP has been a tremendous success. When I took office, I proposed legislation that created the nation’s first real-time tracking system for the most additive prescription drugs, which has helped prevent drug addicts from doctor shopping. Since I-STOP took effect the Department of Health has reported that incidents of doctor shopping are down 75 percent in New York.

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