Foskett, Steven H_ Jr_ 1/1/1997 - 31/12/2018
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1 US MA: Opioid Death Toll Again Hits Triple Digits In WorcesterTue, 10 Jan 2017
Source:Worcester Telegram & Gazette (MA) Author:Foskett, Steven H. Jr. Area:Massachusetts Lines:102 Added:01/11/2017

WORCESTER - Last year was another rough year in the fight against opioid addiction, and Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. had some numbers to prove it at a forum Monday night at Worcester Technical High School.

The district attorney said there were 148 overdose deaths in Worcester County last year, and he cautioned that as toxicology test results come back, that number could still rise. He said for four years that number has been in the triple digits, and said it has impacted the cities and the suburbs. He said that in nearly three quarters of those overdose deaths, the powerful drug fentanyl played a role.

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