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Maryland Democrats announce pair of bills to battle heroin crisis

March 25th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Some three-dozen Democratic members of the General Assembly gathered Friday to announce a pair of bills they think could help battle the rising rate of heroin overdose deaths across Maryland. The bills, which form part of a broader package of legislation, focus on educating people about the dangers of heroin and other opioids and expanding access to treatment for addicts. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said heroin overdoses are a serious crisis for Maryland that lawmakers had not so far done enough to address.

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