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Lt Governor Boyd Rutherford says Drug Epidemic continues to change and become worse

October 31st, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The nation’s drug overdose epidemic continues to change and become worse. The epidemic affects every state and now is driven by illicit fentanyl, fentanyl analogs, methamphetamine, and cocaine, often in combination or in adulterated forms. Maryland Lt Governor Boyd Rutherford,  who has headed the state’s opioid emergency task force, recently hosted the national drug czar- Rahul Gupta, President Biden’s head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy and provided an overdose update…

On a more encouraging note, Rutherford said the overdose numbers have been declining, but said now is not the time to lose focus