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At Quincy Walgreens, Governor Baker announces medication disposal program Posted on Sep 8

At Quincy Walgreens, Governor Baker announces medication disposal program

Governor Baker, joined by state and local officials, announced that Walgreens is the first pharmacy in Massachusetts to launch a new safe and convenient medication disposal program to reduce prescription drug misuse during a visit to a Quincy store with one of the new kiosks. Walgreens   …Continue Reading At Quincy Walgreens, Governor Baker announces medication disposal program

New partnership to teach safe opioid prescribing strategies announced; revamped prescription drug monitoring program launched Posted on Aug 23

New partnership to teach safe opioid prescribing strategies announced; revamped prescription drug monitoring program launched

Massachusetts state government rolled out a new version of its prescription monitoring program on Monday, which will be easier for doctors to use and will allow data sharing between states. Gov. Charlie Baker also on Monday announced a new partnership among the state’s teaching programs   …Continue Reading New partnership to teach safe opioid prescribing strategies announced; revamped prescription drug monitoring program launched

Administration expands addiction program for women at Taunton State Hospital Posted on Jul 25

Administration expands addiction program for women at Taunton State Hospital

Honoring their pledge to advance addiction treatment and recovery options in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito participated in the opening of the second phase of the Women’s Recovery from Addiction Program (WRAP) facility at Taunton State Hospital. The recent renovations, located in the   …Continue Reading Administration expands addiction program for women at Taunton State Hospital

Governor Baker praises UMass Medical School during commencement address Posted on Jun 6

Governor Baker praises UMass Medical School during commencement address

From the front page of the newspaper to the evening news, there is no avoiding the opioid epidemic facing the Commonwealth. The severity of the public health crisis was ever present at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s commencement on Sunday where Governor Baker was one   …Continue Reading Governor Baker praises UMass Medical School during commencement address

Governor Baker makes addiction, manufacturing, vocational education visits Posted on Mar 17

Governor Baker makes addiction, manufacturing, vocational education visits

On Tuesday, March 15, Governor Charlie Baker took part in a roundtable to discuss reforms contributing to opioid treatment initiatives with his Opioid Working Group at Hope House in Boston. Later, the Governor traveled to the SouthCoast to tour the largest men’s tailored clothing manufacturer   …Continue Reading Governor Baker makes addiction, manufacturing, vocational education visits

Governor Baker signs landmark opioid legislation into law Posted on Mar 17

Governor Baker signs landmark opioid legislation into law

On Monday, March 14, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law landmark legislation addressing the Commonwealth’s opioid epidemic. Joining the governor were members of the legislature, law enforcement, health care providers, community leaders, individuals in recovery and others. “I want to thank you all for sharing your   …Continue Reading Governor Baker signs landmark opioid legislation into law

Governor Baker announces dental education standards to combat opioid epidemic Posted on Feb 12

Governor Baker announces dental education standards to combat opioid epidemic

Early in the Administration’s first year, Governor Baker announced the initial steps of his plan to combat the Commonwealth’s growing opioid addiction crisis, including the creation of a 16-member Opioid Addiction Working Group tasked with creating a statewide strategy for combatting addiction. Since then, the   …Continue Reading Governor Baker announces dental education standards to combat opioid epidemic

Tweet Stream: Baker-Polito Administration’s #WMass Cabinet Meeting and Visits Posted on Dec 20

Tweet Stream: Baker-Polito Administration's #WMass Cabinet Meeting and Visits

Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and cabinet secretaries convened in Springfield on Friday, December 18, for their weekly cabinet meeting, followed by a series of events across Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire counties showcasing regional initiatives and seeking community input as part of Governor   …Continue Reading Tweet Stream: Baker-Polito Administration’s #WMass Cabinet Meeting and Visits

County Sheriffs Endorse Governor Baker’s Opioid Legislation Posted on Nov 9

County Sheriffs Endorse Governor Baker's Opioid Legislation

As support for his opioid bill rapidly gains momentum, Governor Charlie Baker on Monday received another endorsement from a group of county sheriffs, citing the urgency for more tools to combat the opioid crisis on a statewide basis. The sheriffs met with Governor Baker at the   …Continue Reading County Sheriffs Endorse Governor Baker’s Opioid Legislation

Governor Baker: “Today the campaign begins to stomp out the stigma of addiction.” Posted on Nov 4

Governor Baker: "Today the campaign begins to stomp out the stigma of addiction."

BOSTON – Calling on every resident to do their part to stop addiction in its tracks, Governor Charlie Baker announced a second statewide media campaign today, with the bold goal of making Massachusetts a “#StateWithoutStigMA.” The campaign, built off one of the Governor’s Opioid Working   …Continue Reading Governor Baker: “Today the campaign begins to stomp out the stigma of addiction.”