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Baltimore City Health Commissioner Commends New HHS Actions to Combat Opioid Abuse, Calls for Additional Action Amid Epidemic

BALTIMORE, MD (July 6, 2016)–Today, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen issued the following statement in response to several new actions announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic, including issuing a Buprenorphine Final Rule that allows practitioners who have had a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for up to 100 patients for a year or more, to now obtain a waiver to treat up to 275 patients:

Baltimore City Health Department Releases Opioid Overdose Infographic

Today, the Baltimore City Health Department released an infographic on opioid-related deaths in Baltimore City from 2011 through 2015.

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Commends Philadelphia City Council for Approving Soda Tax

“Philadelphia’s soda tax is a great step toward improving public health, and we commend Philadelphia’s City Council for acting in the best interest of its residents. We hope that Baltimore will follow suit by passing legislation currently before City Council that will require warning labels on advertisements and at points-of-sale for sugary drinks.”

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