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Heroin Overdoses

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Governor Patrick On Heroin Crisis

Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a public health emergency in Massachusetts in response to the state's growing epidemic of heroin overdoses and opioid addiction.

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State Police Report 185 Deaths From Heroin Overdoses Since Nov.

 Massachusetts state police say 185 people have died of heroin overdoses during the last four months, but that does not include fatal overdoses in the state's three largest cities.
 
    The overdoses were largely concentrated in southeastern Massachusetts, western Massachusetts, the Merrimack Valley and Middlesex County

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Getty Imiges - R. Gil Kerlikowske will join Sen. Markey in Taunton on Monday.
Getty Imiges - R. Gil Kerlikowske will join Sen. Markey in Taunton on Monday.

Markey And Drug Czar To Discuss Heroin Crisis In Taunton

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is set to join President Barack Obama's drug czar in Massachusetts to discuss ways of curbing fatalities caused by prescription drug abuse and an epidemic of heroin deaths this year

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TSM - Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson on WBSM
TSM - Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson on WBSM

Hodgson Offers Drug Prevention Strategy

Public safety officials throughout Bristol County have acknowledged a dramatic spike in heroin overdoses cases.

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson addressed the crisis during his monthly appearance on WBSM's "More Than Just Talk" program

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Taunton Seeks Answers To Increase In Heroin Overdose Cases

The southeastern Massachusetts city of Taunton is trying to combat a recent spike in heroin overdoses.
 
    City leaders and law enforcement officials held a community forum on Monday night to discuss what might be done including prevention, treatment and stricter enforcement

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