Calls For Better Opioid Addiction Treatment At Baker’s Panel

Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration is hearing calls for more and better addiction treatment as the state struggles with an opioid and heroin addiction epidemic.

Hundreds turned out in Worcester Tuesday for the first public meeting of a panel appointed by Baker to gather input on the addiction crisis.

The latest statistics show an almost 50 percent year-to-year increase in opioid overdose deaths across Massachusetts.

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