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Law Enforcement Officials Discuss Opioid Epidemic from the Frontlines

Members of the legal, legislative and medical fields gathered at the University of Massachusetts School of Law Friday to participate in a roundtable discussion on the opioid epidemic and legal solutions to the crisis. 

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Mayor Against Idea of Supervised Heroin Injections

When it comes to the opioid epidemic throughout the nation, almost any suggestion to fix the problem is welcome.

This week, the mayor of Ithaca, New York, proposed opening a facility where heroin addicts could take the drug under supervision, hopefully curbing the amount of overdoses in the community...

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Panhandling Ordinance Back on the Table

The New Bedford City Council is once again looking to draft an ordinance regarding panhandling.

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Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Keating Pleased Obama Administration Taking Action on Opioid Epidemic

As part of his budget proposal, President Obama is including $1.1 billion to address the nation's opioid epidemic.

Congressman William Keating says he's glad the problem is being addressed in a large way by the administration...

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

City Council Calls on Surrounding Communities to Take Stock on Opioid Crisis and Work Together

The New Bedford City Council began the new year with a discussion on the SouthCoast's opioid crisis and how surrounding communities need to address it.

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Spencer Platt / Getty Images

Film About Drug Addiction on Cape Cod to be Featured on HBO

A new documentary shinning a light on the nation's current opioid abuse epidemic is focusing on a quiet Cape Cod town to demonstrate it's not only major cities dealing with this crisis. 

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

Council Looking At Team Effort To Combat Opioid Abuse

The New Bedford City Council is looking beyond the city limits for solutions to an ever growing opioid abuse epidemic. 

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Photo by Darren McCollester / Getty Images

Hodgson, Other County Sheriffs Support Gov. Baker’s Opioid Legislation

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson says he's supporting Governor Charlie Baker's proposed legislation that looks to curb opioid abuse in the Bay State...

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Spencer Platt / Getty Images

Local Heroin Overdoses Explained

Why are there so many heroin overdoses all of a sudden? It's happening here and all across the country. And the short answer is people are reportedly overdosing on dangerous narcotics like fentanyl that has been mixed with heroin...

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Senate Approves Bill Aimed at Easing State’s Opioid Crisis

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts doctors and health insurers would be encouraged to take new approaches to treating pain in legislation unanimously approved by the Senate.

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