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Got Expired Meds? National Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday
Police departments across the Southcoast region are joining with departments across the nation to host a drug take-back day this weekend. On Saturday, area residents can drop off prescription and over-the-counter medications at local police stations, with no questions asked...
Prescription Drug Abuse Still A Large Concern
With the amount of fatal heroin overdoses on the Southcoast down, and the number of overdose reversals on the rise thanks to first responders, things are looking up in the fight against heroin and drug abuse.
But Carl Alves, director of Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction says there's sti…
State Lawmaker Proposes Taxing Medical Marijuana
A state senator wants to impose Massachusetts' 6.25 percent sales tax on medical marijuana purchases and assess soon-to-be opened dispensaries a 4 percent surcharge on their revenues.
Sen. Brian Joyce, a Democrat from Milton, proposes money generated from the marijuana taxes be designated to a n…
New Painkiller Worries Officials
A new painkiller is set to hit the market soon, and law enforcement officials and healthcare experts are clenching their teeth.
Zohydro ER, a hydrocodone-based painkiller, was approved by the FDA in October, and is set to hit pharmacies within the next month...