Opioid Deaths Down Overall in Mass., But New Data Shows Fentanyl Responsible for 94%
Health officials have released new data on opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts. While the total number of deaths is down slightly from last year, the reports indicates fentanyl is responsible for 94% of opioid overdose deaths in the Bay State. Opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts decreased in the first nine months of 2022 compared to the same time last year,…
After Rise in Fatal ODs, Vt. Boosts Spending on Prevention Efforts
After losing ground in reversing fatal overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic, state leaders in Vermont are now redoubling their efforts — including by strengthening prevention and recovery measures. “Tragically, we and the rest of the country have seen an increase in loss of life,” Gov. Phil Scott, R-Vermont, acknowledged Thursday. “Keeping Vermonters from being addicted in the first place is…
Vt. Works to Combat Opioid Crisis
State leaders in Vermont are trying to handle a worsening opioid crisis after a record-high death toll from fentanyl last year.
Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths Rise in Mass.
The increase is “problematic for Massachusetts and for our country,” said Commissioner Margret Cooke.