Opioid Deaths Decline In State

posted by John Baibak -

New data indicates efforts to reduce  opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts are taking hold.  

State  officials say overdose deaths were down ten-percent in the first nine  months of the year compared to the same period last year.  

Despite the  drop, the state still reported more than 14-hundred opioid deaths  between January and September of this year.  

Use of the synthetic opioid  fentanyl was found in eight of ten OD deaths this year.

(BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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