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AG Proposes New Tool In Fighting Opioid Abuse Epidemic

BOSTON (AP) _ Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has proposed legislation that would make trafficking in a powerful narcotic often added to heroin a crime in an effort to fight the state's opioid abuse epidemic.

Healey's pro

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Task Force: Opioid Abuse An Epidemic In Massachusetts

A task force created by Gov. Charlie Baker says drug addiction must be considered a medical disease and has outlined a series of steps to fight opioid abuse.

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New Bedford Mayor: Gloucester’s New Drug Program Goes ‘Too Far’

While New Bedford and Gloucester are homes to key fishing ports in the country, both communities also share the blight of opioid abuse.

This week, the Gloucester Police Department rolled out a new pr

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Photo, Spencer Platt, Getty Images

New Bedford Area Receives Addiction-Fighting Grant Funding

The Baker administration is awarding nearly $3 million to communities throughout the state in an effort to combat substance abuse.

New Bedford is one of 127 communities to benefit from the grant program, receiving $100,000

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New Opioid Prevention Coalition Receives State Funding

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has awarded the New Bedford Health Department and surrounding towns with a $550,000 grant.

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Panel Finalizes Recommendations To Ease Drug Abuse

A state panel charged with finding ways to address Massachusetts' drug abuse epidemic is set to finalize its recommendations for Gov. Deval Patrick this week.

The 36-member Opiate Task Force is charged with recommending how to spend $20 million the governor has designated to improve addiction treatment and recovery services statewide

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