Overdoses

Massachusetts Overdoses Soar 200 Percent
BOSTON (AP) — Non-fatal overdoses in Massachusetts had soared by 200 percent from 2001 to 2015, with the total number of non-fatal overdoses during that period topping 65,000.
That's one finding of a report released Wednesday by Republican Gov...
EXCLUSIVE: Overdoses in New Bedford Nearly Doubled in 2016
NEW BEDFORD - Staggering totals as New Bedford Police release the number of opioid overdose calls they responded to in 2016. Last year, police reported a total of 679 overdoses, with 42 deaths resulting. That's nearly twice the amount of overdoses in 2015, when police responded to 389 overdoses…
Why Are People Overdosing Behind The Wheel on the Southcoast?
It's a story that's becoming all too familiar on the Southcoast - people overdosing on heroin and powerful painkillers while driving.
Within the past few months, police departments across the region have reported accidents and other cases where the driver of a vehicle was found unresponsive…
State Delivers Grants To Counter Opioid Abuse
Forty Massachusetts communities, including New Bedford, are receiving state funds to help stockpile supplies of a drug that can counter opioid overdoses.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's administration on Wednesday announced the $700,000 in grants that will go to many of the state's larger cities, alo…

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