New England Governors Converge To Address Opioid Epidemic

Credit: Chion Wolf for WNPR

Credit: Chion Wolf for WNPR

By Martha Bebinger, WBUR

Pressing for the same or nearly the same limits on opioid prescriptions is one of the ways New England’s Republican and Democratic governors are working together to address the drug epidemic.

The six regional governors gathered in Boston Tuesday for an opioid panel.

There are some signs that efforts to slow the surge of opioid overdoses are working, but the death toll is grim. Narcan, or naloxone, the drug that reverses the effects of many overdoses, is becoming more widely available — and that’s a good thing, says Gov. Charlie Baker.

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