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U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, speaking at the task force news conference Monday, says he has asked Gov. Larry Hogan and Attorney General
Brian Frosh to negotiate a lower price for naloxone, a drug to counteract heroin overdoses. (Maximilian Franz / The Daily Record)
U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, speaking at the task force news conference Monday, says he has asked Gov. Larry Hogan and Attorney General Brian Frosh to negotiate a lower price for naloxone, a drug to counteract heroin overdoses. (Maximilian Franz / The Daily Record)

Baltimore officials seek 24/7 resources for addiction treatment

Fighting Baltimore's heroin epidemic will require expanding access to treatment, including making sure addiction resources are available 24 hours per day, city officials say. That means creating specialized emergency room that caters specifically to patients with substance abuse and mental-health issues, Dr. Leana S. Wen, the city's commissioner of health, said Monday. Wen, joined by elected officials ...

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