Apparently, Governor-elect Larry Hogan’s priorities include more than fiscal issues. In fact, he says he so concerned with heroin trafficking and addiction (which killed 464 Marylanders in 2013) that he’s “gonna declare a state of emergency.”
“Certainly everybody thought of this as an urban problem. It became then a suburban problem. Now it’s a rural county problem,” Hogan said. “It’s something we are all wrestling with. We’re gonna focus on it.”
Hogan has promised a task force summit on the issue once he takes office.
State officials announced Tuesday that 140 pharmacies across 22 counties will begin stocking the anti-overdose drug naloxone. CVS, Safeway, Walgreens, and some smaller operations have agreed to keep the drug on hand. In November, the state altered the rules to make it easier for doctors to prescribe naloxone to their patients.
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