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State proposes changes to program for those with developmental disabilities


The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is proposing amendments to the Home and Community Based Services Waiver that could affect reimbursements, among other things. The HCBS Waiver is a program operated by OPWDD and administered ...

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Grant for Parkinson’s Disease research

U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter Tuesday announced more than $1.5 million in awards to the University of Rochester for medical research.  The grants include $1.1 million to study Parkinson’s disease and $422,845 to study DNA.  “Rochester has always been at the ...

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Monroe County picked for medical marijuana grow location

The five companies picked to grow and dispense medical marijuana in New York include one run by a Minnesota physician, three with dispensaries in other states and another with a personal connection to those the state’s new program aims to ...

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Trillium Health announces new COO

Trillium Health announced that William E. Belecz will be joining the company Aug. 17, as the new chief operating officer and senior vice president of programs and services. He will be overseeing Trillium Health’s expansion to provide new services, barrier-free access ...

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County, DEA to collect drug waste

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks on Monday announced that Monroe County will once again partner with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency to host a pharmaceutical waste collection day. The county, local law enforcement agencies and the DEA will hold several ...

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Contact lens production opens at B+L plant

Government leaders and Bausch+Lomb employees Monday marked the opening of a new manufacturing line that will be used to produce the new “ULTRA” contact lens. The new line is expected to create 120 jobs and help retain more than 1,000 ...

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Pharmaceutical waste collection planned

The county Department of Environmental Services is partnering with Wegmans and the county sheriff’s office to hold a pharmaceutical waste collection from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 9, at the Mt. Read Wegmans, 3701 Mt. Read Blvd., Greece. To ...

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Officers training to prevent OD fatalities


The window to try to save a person overdosing on an opiate drug is small, but law enforcement and health officials are trying their best to get through before it closes. It is only a matter of minutes between the ...

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