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July 22, 2018

Opioid death rate slows in Massachusetts

Opioid deaths remained high in the first quarter of 2017, but were lower than the same period a year prior, showing that Massachusetts is making progress but still has a long way to go in combatting what has been called an opioid epidemic.

In the first three months of 2017, 447 deaths from opioids were reported, 47 fewer than the same quarter a year earlier.

Opioid deaths had been rising every year until this quarter, although the rate of increase has been slowing. In 2014, there had been a staggering…

Source: Boston Biz

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