In Greenfield to discuss opiate addiction with community leaders, Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett says a detox facility in the area will likely be among her recommendations to Governor Deval Patrick.
Later today, Massachusetts Department of Public Health Commissioner will be in Greenfield and then Springfield to give an update on stemming the opioid abuse crisis in the region, and across the state.
The extended release drug brings into sharp relief the struggle between chronic pain and opioid addiction.
They say they’d rather err on the side of caution in prescribing the new painkiller.
Zogenix claims its drug is no more dangerous than any other opiate painkiller.
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin on Wednesday focused his annual state of the state address exclusively on opiate abuse.