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Gillibrand in Binghamton Friday to Talk Heroin

By Jason Weinstein.
U-S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will be in Binghamton Friday at Fairview Recovery Services. She will promote her bill which calls for guidelines for the safe prescribing of opioids for the treatment of acute pain.

According to Gillibrand's office between 1999 and 2010, there was a 400% increase in sales of prescription opioid pain relievers in the United States. However, in that same period, there was no increase in the amount of pain Americans reported, according to the CDC.