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Nation's Drug Control Policy Director, Malloy To Hold Opiate Forum

Nation's Drug Control Policy Director, Malloy To Hold Opiate Forum

In the face of an opiate crisis that has impacted families across Connecticut and the nation, Michael Botticelli, the nation's drug control policy director, will join the governor in a town hall forum next week.

The forum in Hartford on Tuesday comes after more than a dozen people overdosed on heroin in a week and a half in southern Connecticut, and after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed new legislation to further increase access to the opiate overdose drug naloxone.

A spokesman for Malloy said this forum is another effort to discuss and raise awareness about opiate-related issues, which have long been a focus for the governor. Advocacy groups and others with interest in the...

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