AG Schneiderman: New York's Drug War

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Eric T. Schneiderman Takes Oath Of Office To Become State’s 65th Attorney General. (Don Pollard)

Eric Schneiderman, New York State Attorney General and co-chair of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group, talks about his latest efforts to combat synthetic drugs and prescription drug abuse, plus other items on his agenda.


Eric Schneiderman

Comments [14]

C H from Gr Village

Synthetic drugs have been causing lots of problems in Japan lately. They are called "law-evasion herb" and are often being sold as incense. I have heard about two or three cases, just in the last few weeks, where a person under the influence of such "herb" drove his car extremely recklessly through narrow downtown streets, killing/injuring people and damaging properties. Since the creators/purveyors of these substances keep coming up with chemically (slightly) different versions of such "herbs" all the time, it is virtually impossible to add them to the government's list of controlled or banned substances in a timely manner.

Jul. 25 2012 11:43 AM

The AG's "I Stop" program fails to address the likley scenario for a patient trying to obtain medication improperly- Going to a doctor who may or may not be a prescription mill doctor and using an assumed name. The patient would then be able to obtain the script in that assumed name and as long as they are willing to fill it by paying out of pocket- they will get the pills. The AG's plan misses the mark and would likely be a great waste of our tax dollars. Need to rethink the whole plan to address this serious problem

Jul. 25 2012 11:29 AM
Garry from Queens

The moralists have outlawed prostitution and prostate cancer is the number 1 disease killer of men . Human beings with a prostate need sexual relief and we should not have to be in a relationship to have access to getting that function. Its a medical function that any one that studies the facts will be come aware of .. but these ignorant moralists have imposed their ignorant standards and so prostate cancer which is rare in asia because of the many places men can go to to take care of this function is the No 1 killer of men even more than Aids (aside from heart disease)
These fools that follow us around telling us we can't get high or relieve our needs are preventing us from living and the pursuit of happiness.. its time to ditch this moralist crap

Jul. 25 2012 11:26 AM

As I'm in NJ, Schneiderman is not my state AG. BUT...I had had great hopes that he actually meant it when he said he WOULD take on the Big Banksters about the mortgage, MERS, forclosures issues.

What's going on with that, Mr. AG?

Seems he got either co-opted or sold out to the WH and Wall Street.

Jul. 25 2012 11:25 AM
gary from queens

Brian is right. why not decriminalize drugs? Maybe he read my article:

But the AG is wrong when he says that people breaking the law by using drugs or selling drugs would be criminals even without decriminalization.

How did BL let him get away with that one?

Jul. 25 2012 11:21 AM
Garry from Queens

why don't you stop this cat and mouse game and just make pleasure ilea gal.....I think its ridiculous... we need sex and drugs and these moral idiots want to regulate our thoughts and desires

Jul. 25 2012 11:21 AM
Steve from NYC

As a physician specializing in pain management, I agree with the drug monitoring program Mr.Schneiderman discussed.
However, a major problem that is being overlooked is that we don't really know very much about the population that is abusing prescription medications. How many are illicit drug users that have obtained the drugs by various nefarious methods be they theft, street purchases, or lying to physicians to obtain prescriptions and how many are legitimate pain patients who were appropriately prescribed the drugs and subsequently developed problems with them in the same way people may develop side-effects to any medications. Until we can answer this question, we are addressing the problem in the dark.

Jul. 25 2012 11:20 AM

"...perpetrate the violence" should be "...perpetuate the violence."

Jul. 25 2012 11:16 AM

if i want to OD on drugs please just let me!
what about this NANNY state

Jul. 25 2012 11:14 AM
John A

Boy, good luck with this one. Extremely unpopular with large numbers of US youth.

Jul. 25 2012 11:13 AM
Lucy from Brooklyn

Of topic, but ask what is the AG doing to stop the governor from fracking in the state? He said he would sue if the state went ahead with fracking. If you think drugs are bad for us what does he have to say about radon, radioactive gas, methane and all the many health problems that fracking is causing all over the country. The SGEIS was a sham and the DEC has been caught colluding with industry.

Jul. 25 2012 11:11 AM
fuva from harlemworld

But apparently no trace of "bath salts" in the system of the Florida dude who ate the other dude's face off..

Jul. 25 2012 11:09 AM

he's not explaining WHY this should be a crime in the first place?

Jul. 25 2012 11:09 AM

Please ask about the upstate jobs program AKA the NY state prison system

Jul. 25 2012 10:12 AM

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