As fatal overdoses rise, pioneering police effort evolves

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 14:32 in Health & Medicine

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- The city is seeing more heroin overdoses today than it did two years ago when it introduced a unique amnesty program replicated by hundreds of police departments across the nation that encourages addicts to turn in their drugs to police without fear of arrest to get fast-tracked for treatment....

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