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New England Governors Consider Regional Drug Monitoring Program For Opioids

An educational pamphlet and samples of naloxone, a drug used to counter the effects of opiate overdose, are displayed at a news conference at the fire station in Taunton, Mass., Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. (AP/Elise Amendola)

An educational pamphlet and samples of naloxone, a drug used to counter the effects of opiate overdose, are displayed at a news conference at the fire station in Taunton, Mass., Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. (AP/Elise Amendola)

New England governors are calling for stronger cross-border monitoring of prescription drugs as part of a regional strategy for fighting opioid abuse. Gov. Deval Patrick convened a meeting with four other New England governors at Brandeis University. Maine Gov. Paul LePage was unable to attend.

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Deborah Becker, WBUR reporter. She tweets at @wburdebbecker.

Peter Kreiner, scientist and lecturer at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

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WBUR: N.E. Governors Promise Regional Strategy To Combat Opioid ‘Scourge’

  • “New England governors are promising to develop a regional strategy by this fall to better address opioid addiction and overdoses.”

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