Schumer bill a step forward in fight against presription drug abuse

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series on prescription drug abuse in Chenango County and New York State. On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer announced legislation to crackdown on the alarming epidemic, which Schumer called “a growing scourge in upstate New York.” Tomorrow’s story will focus on the health ramifications associated with prescription drug abuse, as well as its addictive nature.

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