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The Boston Sun

Dr. Gabriel Wishik spoke with the Sun this week about the “lessons learned” from two years of operating the SPOT on the first floor of BHCHP.

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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling for the federal government to treat the opioid addiction crisis in a way similar to how it attacked the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.

The Massachusetts Democrat will be in Boston on Friday to discuss legislation that she and Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings plan to file in Congress.

The lawmakers plan to model the bill after the Ryan White CARE Act, which targeted federal funds to areas of the country most impacted by the HIV virus.

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7 News Boston

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was in Boston Friday to promote legislation aimed at taking on the opioid crisis.

Warren spoke at the Boston Health Care for Homeless program about her bill that would provide billions to fight the opioid crisis. Warren said $100 billion would be provided over the next 10 years to states and communities with the greatest need. The bill also calls for drug companies to sign statements saying they are not lying about how addictive their products.

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Boston Herald

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren yesterday called on Congress to allocate $100 billion over the next 10 years to combat the opioid epidemic.

At a press conference and panel discussion at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, the Massachusetts Democrat said she and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) plan to introduce legislation next week that would funnel the most money to communities with the highest drug overdose rates and those with the highest raw number of overdoses.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren with Dr. Jennifer Brody at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program announcing opioid legislation CARE Act
The Boston Globe

Appearing at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Friday, Warren said her bill, dubbed the CARE Act, takes a framework championed in groundbreaking 1990 legislation designed to fight AIDS and seeks to apply those lessons to battling overdoses today.

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Modern Healthcare

Congress is wrapping up a host of bills that will make up a new legislation package aimed at the opioid epidemic, but one senator is touting a separate, far more sweeping proposal ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

On Friday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) previewed a bill that would create a massive program for substance abuse prevention and treatment. The program would be modeled on the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program for prevention and treatment, which costs just over $2.3 billion a year, according to the Health Resources and Services website.

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Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program patient talks to reporters about Senator Elizabeth Warren's opioid legislation CARE Act
WBUR

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling for a massive infusion of federal dollars to help fight the opioid epidemic.

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BHCHP is deeply saddened at the tragic loss of Christine Loeber, who lost her life last week during a hostage crisis in California.

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Fox 25 Boston

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling for the federal government to confront the opioid addiction crisis like it ultimately attacked the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.

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