Opioids

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Obama Requests $1.1 Billion to Fight the Opioid Crisis

President Obama proposed Tuesday to put an additional $1.1 billion toward ending the opioid epidemic. The request is a huge increase over the amount previously […]

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State Awards $2.5 Million to Support Opioid Abuse Prevention

Far from over, the opioid crisis has reached the all-hands-on-deck stage. Medical schools are altering their curricula to address it. Pharmacies are offering overdose kits. […]

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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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This Nonprofit Uses Fitness to Inspire Sobriety

A new nonprofit is making sobriety about more than meetings and 12-step processes. NamaStay Sober helps newly sober individuals overcome addiction through fitness, financing unlimited […]

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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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Bristol County Now Considered a High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

On Thursday, the White House Director of National Drug Control Policy deemed Bristol County one of 14 new High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas nationwide. Despite the […]

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Massachusetts Medical Schools Are Working Together to Fight the Opioid Crisis

In September, in the face of an unwavering opioid crisis, Governor Charlie Baker called on Massachusetts’ four medical schools to help the state find solutions […]

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Heroin Overdoses Surge in Middlesex County

With 131 opioid-related deaths through the first week of December, Middlesex County has surpassed all previous years on the books in terms of fatal heroin […]

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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 […]