Last year, 64,000 died in the United States from overdoses. The pain killer Fentanyl is now being cut into drugs like heroin, and crack cocaine. The governor is now proposing to the legislature that they make all eleven known kinds of Fentanyl in the group of Schedule One drugs.

Your neighbor, friend, or even a family member is addicted to drugs: Governor Cuomo says that's the reality in New York State.

Last year, 64,000 died in the United States from overdoses. Now there's something testing that statistic. The pain killer Fentanyl is being cut into drugs like heroin, and crack cocaine.

To give you an idea of how potent that is -- it takes five times more Naloxone, the opioid antidote, to bring back a person from a Fentanyl overdose.

The governor is now proposing to the legislature that they make all eleven known kinds of Fentanyl in the group of Schedule One drugs.

"This is Albany and Buffalo, this is all across the state,” said Governor Cuomo. "These are your kids, these are your neighbors, these are your nieces, these are your cousins. We all have to do everything we can."

The state is also putting out a regulation requiring all insurance companies that do business in New York to pay for the extra doses of Naloxone needed to stop a Fentanyl overdose. Until this point, hospitals, EMS or law enforcement that chose to save someone "weren't being reimbursed.”