Senator Edward Markey

New England News
6:17 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Markey Calls For Expanded Treatment To Address Drug Abuse Crisis

U.S.Senator Edward Markey ( D-MA) holds a container of Narcan as he discusses steps to combat the current heroin overdose crisis
Credit WAMC

U.S. Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts is calling for a three pronged approach to the current drug abuse crisis that has produced an alarming spike in deaths blamed on heroin overdoses.

Senator Markey wants an expanded effort to prevent overdose deaths, increased availability of treatment for drug addiction, and to speed the rollout of new and improved treatments.

" We have to get at this issue and do it soon, because it has already doubled the number of deaths in Massachusetts in the last ten years and it will double it again. That is why I'm concerned about it."

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New England News
6:40 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Sen. Markey Stresses Support of Berkshire Economic Development

U.S. Senator Edward Markey, left, joined Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi to talk about economic development and public safety.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

U.S. Senator Edward Markey visited Pittsfield today on a tour of western Massachusetts.

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