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Sudders, Bharel discuss release of 2015 opioid death numbers

WBUR, May 2, 2016
BOSTON - There is still no sign that Massachusetts' opioid epidemic is slowing. New numbers released Monday show that 1,379 people died from unintentional opioid overdoses in the state in 2015. And that number is expected to top 1,500 once all death investigations are complete. Read more »

Mass. opioid crisis continued to worsen in 2015

WBUR, May 2, 2016
BOSTON - Exacerbated by the potent painkiller fentanyl, the opioid crisis in Massachusetts continued to worsen in 2015, with more people dying of overdoses, according to the latest quarterly snapshot from the state Department of Public Health. Read more »

Heroin, prescription opioids form especially toxic mix in Mass.

Boston Globe, May 2, 2016
The Massachusetts heroin epidemic is unlike any other in the United States. The overdose rate in the state is more than twice the national average. And deaths from prescription opioids like OxyContin are only slightly less harrowing. Read more »

New CEO named at Lowell Community Health Center

Lowell Sun, May 2, 2016
LOWELL -- Lowell Community Health Center has named a top Johns Hopkins University adviser as its new CEO, ending a search to replace outgoing 18-year leader Dorcas Grigg-Saito. Read more »