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Rutherford Comments on Opioid Addiction Prevention

August 11th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford said this week he believes the state is making progress on preventing opioid addiction in Maryland. Rutherford chairs the state's Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force. He told WBAL  the day after President Donald  Trump got a briefing from health officials on the state of the opioid epidemic nationwide and days after state health officials said Maryland's overdose deaths spiked in the first quarter of this year. While the president did not declare a national state of emergency for the opioid epidemic, as health officials had recommended, one is already in place in Maryland. Rutherford said that while prevention is moving forward, plenty more work needs to be done to get those now addicted to stop using…


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