Maintain momentum on opioid addiction

In related news, the number of overdose deaths from opioids has also been in decline in Massachusetts from a peak of 2,155 estimated deaths in 2016 to 1,977 in 2017.”We are cautiously optimistic,” Dr. Jennifer Michaels, medical director of the Brien Center in Pittsfield told The Eagle. “Partially,...
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Woman charged in man's overdose death

An autopsy performed at the Heritage Valley Health System in Beaver County revealed that Glass not only had died from an overdose of fentanyl, but also, forensic pathologist Dr. Tod Luckasevicreported, that the fentanyl in Glass’s system was four times higher than a lethal dosage, according to the … ...
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State isn't addressing drug crisis, critics say

Maine’s death toll from drug overdoses has set a record several years in a row as the state and the nation have struggled to deal with the heroin and prescription opiates crisis. While the number of opioid prescriptions has fallen significantly in Maine, thanks to a 2016 law...
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Prosecutors get new power if drug deal causes death

It says: “Any person who, for consideration, intentionally distributes any controlled substance or counterfeit substance in violation of this section and another person dies as a direct result of using that substance, the sentence for the principal felony shall be enhanced by increasing the class of the … Read...
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