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Malloy Signs Legislation To Combat Opioid Crisis

by Kyle Constable | CT Mirror | Sep 1, 2017 6:26 am

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For the third year in a row, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has put forward and signed legislation aimed at curbing the growing opioid epidemic in Connecticut.

The governor’s bill-signing ceremony Thursday came days after the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reported that an average of nearly three Connecticut residents are dying every day from accidental drug intoxication.

The state is now on pace to hit more than 1,000 opioid-related deaths by the end of the year, which would break the previous year’s record of 917 deaths.

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