Governor Cuomo introduces a new plan to help fight the opioid epidemic on Staten Island.
He says the state's adding 11 new versions of fentanyl to its controlled substance schedule.
Officials say the change allows law enforcement to go after dealers who make and sell the drugs.
Cuomo says it's time to stop playing catch-up.
"It's a game of Whack-A-Mole, as soon as you define Fentanyl they come up with another chemical composition to get around the law," the Governor said. "We are a dog chasing its tail and we want to end that."
Overdose deaths skyrocketed by more than 700% on Staten Island between 2015 and 2016.
Opioid-related overdoses have increased in New York state and across the nation.