Governor Baker Announces New Panel on Opioids


For the full Boston Globe article:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/02/19/governor-charlie-baker-establishes-panel-address-opioid-crisis/WSfp7DYr9q52OZSvhZaumM/story.html

"In an interview shortly after his election last year, Baker named opioid addiction as a priority for his administration. But the repeated snowstorms forced Thursday’s announcement to be rescheduled four times.

Baker said that, as a candidate, he was struck by how often addiction came up in conversations with voters. “I was really surprised how many people told me stories related to opioid addiction,” he said at Thursday’s announcement at Hope House, a drug addiction treatment program in Roxbury. “I said, ‘You know, this is more than just anecdote, there’s something deeper going on here.’ ”

The first of four public forums will be March 10 in Worcester. The schedule will be posted on www.mass.gov/opioids, and comments will be accepted online as well.