New York Department of Health News

Audit Says New York Health Inspectors Go Easy on Restaurant Violations

Food safety inspectors in New York state failed to take action in response to hundreds of serious health code violations, according to a state audit published Friday. Officials from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office analyzed 984 violations categorized by local …

Report from New York Health Officials Calls for Pot Legalization

Proposals to permit recreational marijuana use in New York state took a big step forward Friday when state health officials issued a long-awaited report concluding that the benefits of legalization outweigh the risks. The 74-page analysis from the Department of …

Cuomo Says Plan for NYC Drug Injection Sites Will Be Reviewed

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a proposal to open supervised injection sites for illegal drug users in an effort to combat fatal overdoses will be closely reviewed. Cuomo said Friday that the goal of fighting opioid overdoses is “laudable.” …

Western New York Restaurant Closed After 60 Illnesses Reported

Health officials have closed a suburban Rochester restaurant after dozens of people reported getting sick after eating there on Thanksgiving. The Monroe County Health Department says it closed the Golden Ponds Restaurant and Party House in the town of Greece …

New York Set to Expand Medical Marijuana Program

New York state will loosen rules on marijuana prescribing, allow home delivery of the drug and take other steps to expand its medical cannabis program, health officials announced on Tuesday. The announcement follows a report issued earlier this month by …