A Walk Down Boston's 'Methadone Mile'

May 20, 2016

Next week federal regulators will decide whether to approve a new treatment option for opioid addiction. It’s an implant in a patient’s arm that releases a controlled drug called probuphine. And it could be the latest weapon available to help control the country’s raging opioid problem.

The crisis is especially prevalent in the northeast – in small towns and big cities. Deborah Becker from Here & Now contributor WBUR recently took a tour of one of Boston’s most notorious drug trafficking areas.

Read Deborah Becker’s full story via WBUR’s CommonHealth blog here.

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