Erie County leaders to discuss new ways to combat deadly opioid epidemic

Posted at 6:20 AM, Feb 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-27 06:20:55-05

Erie County's leaders are set to meet Tuesday to discuss new ways to fight the deadly opioid crisis in Western New York.

The meeting comes on the heels of a new report from the Erie County's Medical Examiner that confirms 220 people died of opioid overdoses countywide in 2017.

The county is still working to determine if 53 other people died of overdoses as well.

County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burnstein are slated to review those numbers at 11:00 a.m. in the Edward A. Rath county building in Buffalo.