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January 16, 2015

Massachusetts Experiencing Major Spike In Heroin Overdoses

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As we enter 2015, Massachusetts is in the midst of a health crisis that has resulted in an alarming number of tragic, preventable deaths. According to a Boston Globe report and the Department of Public Health, heroin overdose deaths in Massachusetts have been climbing for the past several years, going from 526 in 2010 to 863 in 2013. Just last month, 16 heroin-related deaths were recorded statewide in a single weekend. Jamie Zimmerman, Program Manager of AIDS Action Committee’s Cambridge Needle Exchange center, is at the front lines of this crisis. Needle Exchange is one of four state-sanctioned and state-funded 
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