Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett speaks about the last decade of opiate abuse.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey responds to a question at the North Shore Chamber meeting April 15, 2015, about access to prescription pain medication.
When Gloucester began its new approach to fighting opioid abuse June 1, police Chief Leonard Campanello couldn’t predict whether “1 or 100” people might take the department up on its promise to forsake drug possession arrests and instead offer drug users entry into treatment programs.
An ocean of praise has washed over Gloucester since the unveiling of its innovative “angel” program, which treats opioid abusers as addicts in need of help instead of criminals who deserve to be in a jail cell.
Pharmacists are often the gatekeepers in the war against drug abuse, the medical professionals charged with ensuring potentially addictive medications are used properly and do no harm.
BEVERLY — When it comes to the heroin epidemic, nobody disputes the notion that there is an overwhelming demand for treatment. But if the demand is so great, why haven’t treatment centers been popping up like convenience stores?
BOSTON -- A surge in deadly heroin overdoses is forcing state leaders in Massachusetts to rethink how to combat drug trafficking while improving access to treatment for addicts.
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