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Below are the latest news articles mentioning heroin, fentanyl, Narcan, opioid or overdose from all the local Cape Cod news sources. Most of these stories should be related to recent heroin related arrests, heroin or fentanyl overdoses, opioid addiction and the use of Narcan on Cape Cod.

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Mobile outreach centers could aid with epidemic »

Sunday April 21, 2019 - 2:21:00 am | via Cape Cod Times Opinion »

I have done a myriad of research surrounding the steady rise of the opioid epidemic on Cape Cod. With this research, I recommend that the Cape consider implementing a mobile outreach center.This mobile outreach center would provide safer supplies for those who are using opioids and would also be able…

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Cable series brings drama to Provincetown »

Saturday April 20, 2019 - 4:06:30 pm | via Cape Cod Times Headlines »

PROVINCETOWN — Producers of a Starz television series set around the opioid crisis on Cape Cod are negotiating with Provincetown officials about filming around town for seven days in late May and early June, including staging a fake Carnival parade.At issue is whether Commercial Street could…

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New nasal spray can help combat opioid overdoses »

Friday April 19, 2019 - 1:21:23 pm | via The Barnstable Patriot »

There’s a new option for combatting opioid overdoses.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a generic version of Narcan, naloxone hydrochloride, that comes in a nasal spray.Baton Rouge, La., TV station WAFB reports that Narcan is typically injected. The new spray will make it…

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Wareham Police Arrest Man with Drugs and a Gun »

Wednesday April 17, 2019 - 4:16:14 pm | via Police and Fire News »

Deck: Charges:  Unlicensed firearm, trafficking in fentanyl, trafficking in cocaine…Towns: WarehamTopic: Police and Fire NewsHub Category: Police and FireAuthor: CapeCodToday StaffTeaser: Charges: Unlicensed firearm, trafficking in fentanyl, trafficking in cocaine…Main…

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Lawmakers Debating Opioid Tax »

Wednesday April 17, 2019 - 6:19:52 am | via CapeCod.com NewsCenter »

  BOSTON (AP) — A proposed tax on manufacturers of opioid medications sold in Massachusetts may yet be debated by state lawmakers. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker originally asked for the 15 percent tax as part of his state budget request in January, but it was not included in a spending plan released…

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Barnstable License Authority grants Ronny’s beer, wine license »

Monday April 08, 2019 - 11:44:49 am | via The Barnstable Patriot »

After much debate and a 15-minute recess, Barnstable Licensing Board today granted a beer and wine license to Ronny’s Pizza at 11 Ridgewood Ave., Hyannis.“I believe Mr. Fraga has demonstrated there is a public need for beer and wine at this location,” said licensing board Chairman…

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Activists Call for Supervised Injection Sites for Drug Users »

Sunday April 07, 2019 - 7:15:42 am | via CapeCod.com NewsCenter »

BOSTON (AP) — Activists are hoping to persuade Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and state lawmakers to allow drug user to shoot up at supervised injection sites in Massachusetts. A rally Monday at the Statehouse is expected to include parents who have lost children to the opioid overdose epidemic. A legislative…

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Prisons Begin Opioid Treatment »

Thursday April 04, 2019 - 8:40:44 am | via CapeCod.com NewsCenter »

  BOSTON (AP) — Some state prisons in Massachusetts have started treating new inmates who have opioid addictions under a law that took effect this week. The Boston Globe reports that the groundbreaking law requires the Department of Correction to offer two treatments — buprenorphine…

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Yarmouth woman indicted on manslaughter charge »

Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 3:50:00 pm | via Cape Cod Times Headlines »

BARNSTABLE — A West Yarmouth woman has been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and distribution of fentanyl, the powerful synthetic opiate.Ashley Brooke Cordeiro, 29, caused the death of Sarah McKenna, 33, on Feb. 7, 2018, by engaging in “willful, wanton and reckless conduct,”…

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Fatal Drug Overdoses Remain Steady in Plymouth, Wareham in 2018 »

Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 5:30:36 am | via CapeCod.com NewsCenter »

PLYMOUTH – The number of fatal drug overdoses remained steady in 2018 for the towns of Plymouth and Wareham despite a decrease throughout all of Plymouth County. Plymouth County Outreach released its 2018 report which showed an increase of fatal ODs in Plymouth from 12 to 13. Fatal ODs in Wareham…

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