Yesterday we held a press conference to announce our proposal to address the Opioid Epidemic here in the Town of Oyster Bay. Dr. Marc Herman, Democratic Candidate for Supervisor discussed extent of the Opioid Epidemic in our Town, his medical background and the impact the medical community has, and a immediate step the Town can make to save lives.
[Dr. Marc Herman holding up a container of Narcan]Our Proposal:
This was not meant to be a political press conference. It was about what we will do to help save lives, as a result of this horrible opioid epidemic. If Narcan can save even 1 life, it’s worth it. It’s not the answer to addiction, but again, it saves lives.
Today’s Press Conference was about shining a light on a very easy and immediate step that could be taken to improve our Town and save lives. We hope that our Town Government follows through on their word and properly trains and equips all relevant staff with Narcan; and look forward to continuing the dialogue with the residents of the Town of Oyster Bay on this serious issue. Narcan is a great first step but the key to combating the drug crisis lies in Prevention & Education!
You Can Watch Marc’s Full Remarks Here: