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(Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
(Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Baker Unveils Plan To Fight Drug Abuse

Calling it a public health emergency, Gov. Charlie Baker has unveiled the first steps his administration plans to take in fighting heroin and prescription drug abuse and addiction.

During a stop Thursday at the Hope House treatment center in Boston, the governor announced the first-ever public release of data the state collects on the number of prescriptions written for painkillers and overdose deaths in each county

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Governor Deval Patrick / getty images
Governor Deval Patrick / getty images

Patrick Gathers Governors To Discuss Opioid Abuse

New England governors are calling for stronger cross-border monitoring of prescription drugs as part of a regional strategy for fighting opioid abuse.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick convened the meeting Tuesday at Brandeis University in Waltham

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