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State Grant Helps Fund Opioid Abuse Education At House Of Correction

The Bristol County Sheriff's Office is working with inmates at the House of Correction to better educate them about the dangers of opioid abuse and treatment services available...

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Opiod Abuse Forum To Be Held In New Bedford

A group of New Bedford area health professionals will be taking part in a town hall forum Wednesday night that will focus on the region's ongoing opioid crisis.

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U.S. House Passes Opioid Abuse Legislation

Legislation aimed at encouraging police departments to help heroin addicts seek treatment instead of jail has passed the U.S. House.

The legislation was supported by Massachusetts U...

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NZ Federal Budget Expected To Reveal Surplus And New Spending
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Keating’s Bill Addresses Veteran’s Opioid Abuse

Congressman William Keating of Massachusetts is pushing legislation that would require all doctors in the Veterans Administration system to undergo pain medication education to lessen the over-prescribing of medication for seriously injured veterans...

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Governor Charlie Baker / Getty Images

Baker: Feds Must Do More In Fight Against Opioid Abuse

Boston (AP) - Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is calling on federal health officials to play a bigger role in the battle against opioid abuse...

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Lawmakers Finalize Opioid Abuse Bill

(Boston) AP - House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on a final version of a bill designed to address the state's deadly opioid addiction crisis...

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Baker Outlines Goals During State Of The State Address

Gov. Charlie Baker hailed what he called the spirit of bipartisanship on Beacon Hill as he detailed some of his goals for the new year in his first State of the State address...

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NYPD Chief Bratton And NY State Attorney Gen. Schneiderman Speak On The Community Overdose Prevention Program
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AG: State To Make Naloxone Available At Cheaper Prices

(Associated Press) - Massachusetts cities and towns can begin purchasing the overdose reversal drug naloxone at a discounted rate.

Attorney General Maura Healey made the announcement Wednesday, at the start of the holiday season...

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Hearing On Baker’s Opioid Abuse Bill Is Monday

Gov. Charlie Baker's opioid abuse bill takes center stage at a public hearing on Beacon Hill this week.

Baker's bill would restrict patients to a three-day supply of painkillers the first time they're prescribed an opioid drug, or when they receive a prescription from a new doctor...

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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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