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On Long Island, the Suffolk County Police Department is trying a new approach to fighting the opioid epidemic.

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In a report released on Monday, the state medical examiner found that the synthetic opioid fentanyl is killing more and more people in Connecticut.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has announced a $300,000 federal grant to help prevent opioid abuse by teenage girls in Connecticut.

Doctors Warn Of Growing Prescription Drug-Opioid Mix

Aug 3, 2017
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Two non-narcotic painkillers prescribed by doctors as an alternative to opioids are now being illegally sold on Long Island’s streets.

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Suffolk County officials, police, treatment providers and school teachers hope to form a permanent advisory committee to address heroin and opioid abuse.