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Sen. Cardin Discusses Opioid Epidemic During Listening Tour Of Western Maryland

April 20th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin recently met with Western Maryland community leaders, health care professionals, education representatives, social workers and law enforcement- with combating the national epidemic of heroin and opioid addiction a focal point of those discussions.  During a two day swing through Allegany and Garrett counties Senator Cardin talked about the need to reverse the uptick in heroin- and opioid-related deaths in communities across the state.  He said the fact that hospitals do not have the proper resources to offer follow-up treatment to those addicts who end up in the emergency room Is a major problem…


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