An average of more than five Massachusetts residents died each day in 2016 from an opioid overdose, with the synthetic drug fentanyl continuing to fuel the addiction crisis.The increase in opiod deaths has hit Newton especially hard. The number of deaths has increased by approximately 140 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to newton Public Health Commissioner Deborah Youngblood. In 2015 there were 57 reported opioid deaths in Newton; that number soared to […]

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