opioid abuse

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.S. Rep. Seth Moulton and inspired by a program pioneered by the Gloucester Police Department...
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...
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.
Baker told reporters Monday that the federal government should require more opioid education as part of the curriculum in dental, medical and nursing schools...
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.
The bill would limit initial opiate painkiller prescriptions to a seven-day supply and set an evaluation requirement within 24 ho…
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.
The Republican governor spoke for about 25 minutes to a joint session of the Legislature _ overwhelmingly controlled by Democ…
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.
Healey said the holidays are traditionally a time when overdose rates ha…
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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