Opioid crisis: Boston hospital ramps up efforts to help fight epidemic

Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital is ramping up efforts to save lives of drug users, who have been shooting up in the hospital's bathrooms and parking garages, the Boston Herald reports. Staff have reported a rise in the number of addicts shooting up on the premises--a phenomenon that many believe is because users want clinicians to help save them from accidental lethal overdoses. As a result, hospital officials have given security guards the opiate antidote naloxone to administer to drug abusers, according to the article. State Department of Public Health data showed accidental opioid deaths in Massachusetts rose
 65 percent from 2012 to 2014. Article

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