BUFFALO, NY - Those on the front lines of the state's fight against the opioid epidemic testified Wednesday, before the Senate Opioid Task Force.
The task force met in Buffalo as it works on ways to ease the deadly crisis.
Lawmakers heard emotional testimony from people affected by the drug epidemic, like Debra Smith, whose son Nathaniel died from an overdose.
"Gentlemen, you have a grieving community in front of you — I'm not the only one," Smith said.
"An emergency room has to discharge them with a whole array of information, the policy is there, we did that last year," said George A. Amedore, Jr., the co-chair of the Senate's Heroin-Opioid Task Force.
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