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Why Is Charlie Baker Cutting $1.9 Million for Substance Abuse Treatment?

An emotional Gov. Charlie Baker broke down in tears as he signed landmark opioid legislation into law back in March, “the most comprehensive measure in the […]

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Devastating Video from Lawrence Shows a Mom Overdosing in a Toy Aisle

A devastating video of a mom who overdosed in the toy aisle of a Lawrence discount store with her daughter has surfaced this week, and […]

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Gloucester Police Chief Placed on Leave

Update 11:20 a.m.: The Globe has reported that Campanello’s attorney says the investigation has nothing to do with the chief’s policing duties and that he expects […]

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Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello to Be Honored at White House

Last year Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello had had enough. Fatal opiate overdoses were piling up across the state and the chief’s small department was […]

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Maine’s Gov. LePage Vetoes Bill Giving Increased Access to Lifesaving Narcan

Maine Gov. Paul LePage vetoed a bill Thursday aimed at providing over-the-counter access to the overdose antidote drug naloxone, arguing that it “serves only to perpetuate […]

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Weymouth Firefighter Allegedly Suggests Letting Overdosing Addicts Die

A Weymouth firefighter has drawn criticism for a post on his personal Facebook account, in which he allegedly suggests letting overdosing opiate addicts die. The […]

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Heroin Overdoses Spike in Brockton

The heroin epidemic plaguing the state saw a particularly awful outbreak this week in Brockton, where 25 people overdosed in just two days. Authorities in […]

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New HBO Documentary Examines Cape Cod Heroin Crisis

HBO is homing in on Massachusetts’ opioid epidemic with a new documentary examining the Cape Cod heroin crisis. The film, Heroin: Cape Cod, USA, tracks […]

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Boston Health Care for the Homeless Will Open a Safe Room for Heroin Highs

The Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) has a new strategy to combat the opiate epidemic: a supervised safe room for heroin highs. The […]

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Woburn Man Indicted for Allegedly Possessing 2,500 Grams of Fentanyl

A 23-year-old man from Woburn has been indicted on a slew of gun and drug charges and will be arraigned in Middlesex and Essex next […]

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Whom Hillary Clinton Should Meet with About Drug Abuse in Massachusetts

On Thursday, Hillary Clinton is coming to Boston to talk about substance abuse at a community forum with a couple of people who know way […]

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Police Chief Leonard Campanello’s New Fight Against the Heroin Crisis

After 25 years of fighting a losing war on drugs, Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello finally had enough. To save lives, he took matters into his own hands.

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Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello Strikes at Big Pharma

Look out, Big Pharma. Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello, who rocketed to national prominence this spring when he announced that his department would stop arresting […]

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Boston Medical Center to Pilot an Opioid Abuse Prevention Program

Thanks to a $1.3 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Boston Medical Center (BMC) is beginning a pilot program to test […]

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How the Heroin Crisis Ushered in a Hepatitis C Epidemic

The first thing Amy does after rising from the brink of death is apologize. “I’m sorry,” she says, scanning the small crowd of first-responders who […]