Press Statement

Press Statement Statement from the Office of Governor Charlie Baker on federal government’s opioid announcement

  • Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito
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William Pitman

BOSTON — “Governor Baker believes that declaring this deadly epidemic a national public health emergency is a strong step in the right direction and is thankful for the President's focus on the issue. As a member of the President’s bipartisan opioid commission, the Governor looks forward to the final report and urges the White House and Congress to fully fund and implement the recommended prevention, treatment, and recovery proposals. The Baker-Polito Administration has implemented several reforms, increased state funding for opioid treatment programs by over 50 percent and passed bipartisan legislation, including first in the nation prescription limits, to break the cycle of addiction here in Massachusetts.” – Lizzy Guyton, Communications Director

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