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Salisbury Creating Task Force to Find Solutions for Opioid Epidemic

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SALISBURY, Md. – The city of Salisbury is working to establish a task force that will investigate and recommend actions the city and council should consider in order to reduce opioid use and addiction.

According to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, there were 100 patients treated for overdoses in 2015. In just the first three months of 2016 there have already been 103 patients.

“By establishing a diverse team of focused and well-resourced individuals,” wrote day in a letter addressed to the city council,  “the City of Salisbury will be able to identify its tools and tactics in reducing heroin and prescription opiate use and addiction and all of the externalities that come with it.”

The task force, which is represented by organizations like PRMC, the Wicomico County Health Department, Salisbury Police & Fire departments, Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office among others, will have nine months to come up with its recommendations. 

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