The U.S. Surgeon General will speak at a national summit in Boston focused on police efforts to address the opioid epidemic.
Dr. Jerome Adams is among the featured speakers at the Police Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative's second annual National Law Enforcement Summit.
The two-day gathering starts Thursday at Harvard Medical PAARI was founded in 2015 to help support the police department in Gloucester, Massachusetts as it launched a new opioid treatment effort. The organization now also supports similar police efforts nationwide.
The organization says roughly 400 law enforcement leaders from 28 states and Canada will attend the summit.
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Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, state Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders and an official from U.S. Customs and Border Protection are also expected to speak.