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NECN.com: Sen. Markey Addresses Opioid Addiction

Massachusetts’ U.S. Senator Ed Markey says the heroin and prescription drug epidemic needs to start receiving the same funding and the same public debate as other deadly diseases.

“It is absolutely imperative for our country to deal with this issue. We need to put together a comprehensive plan. There’s no silver bullet. It begins with education and prevention but it goes through law enforcement and ultimately treatment as well,” Markey said.