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Worcester Receives the Most State Funding to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crime

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

 

Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced the release of over $2.5 million in federal grants to help District Attorneys, Sheriffs, and other criminal justice agencies strengthen and enhance their ongoing efforts to fight heroin and opioid abuse in Massachusetts. 

The Worcester County-Middle District Attorney's Office will receive $105,981 and the Worcester County Sheriff's Department will receive $189,968. 

“These grant awards are great news for families across the state that have been negatively affected by drug use in their communities. The Massachusetts State Police and the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office will now be able to purchase an additional 1,100 doses of Naloxone (Narcan), which will help to reduce the number of overdose deaths associated with prescription opioid and heroin abuse," said Lt. Governor Polito. 

The grant opportunity allows eligible state and county criminal justice agencies to solicit grant funding for services aimed at prevention, intervention, diversion, enforcement, and treatment. 

“Law enforcement is on the front lines of the opioid crisis and it’s incumbent on us to provide them with every available resource to save lives. These grants provide yet another tool for us to begin bending the trend of overdoses and deaths as we combat this epidemic," said Governor Charlie Baker. 

The awards complement the Governor's Opioid Task Force recommendations by expanding access to services for medicated-assisted treatment, development of a youth drug prevention curriculum, dissemination of educational materials as part of a public awareness campaign, treatment beds, and training for law enforcement personnel. 

Last year, governor Baker filed legislation to provide medical personnel with the power to intervene with patients suffering from addiction, control the spread of addictive prescription opioids, and increase education about substance use disorder for providers and in the community. 

Click here for more information about the Governor's Opioid Task Force. 

 

Related Slideshow: #50 to #1: Doctors in Worcester That Received the Most Money from Drug Companies

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#50

Doctor: BOGDAN NEDELESCU

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine

Drug Company Money: $7,711

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#49

Doctor: NIKOLAOS KAKOUROS

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Drug Company Money: $7,787

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#48

Doctor: DANIEL TANENBAUM

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Drug Company Money: $8,430

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#47

Doctor: J.Lock

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Drug Company Money: $8,459

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#46

Doctor: PETER TOMAIOLO

Field: Other Service Providers/Specialist

Drug Company Money: $8,711

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#45

Doctor: DAVID HARLAN

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Drug Company Money: $8,734

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#44

Doctor: WALTER ETTINGER

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine

Drug Company Money: $8,926

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#43

Doctor: STANLEY TAM

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)

Drug Company Money: $8,993

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#42

Doctor: JAN CERNY

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Hematology & Oncology

Drug Company Money: $9,004

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#41

Doctor: ROBERTO BOMPREZZI

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology

Drug Company Money: $9,015

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#40

Doctor: PATRICK CONNOLLY

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Orthopaedic Surgery

Drug Company Money: $9,422

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#39

Doctor: SALEEM KHANANI

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Hematology & Oncology

Drug Company Money: $10,432

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#38

Doctor: CHRISTIAN DIPAOLA

Field:  Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Orthopaedic Surgery

Drug Company Money: $10,501

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#37

Doctor: KEVIN FLOYD

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Drug Company Money: $10,521

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#36

Doctor: CHRISTOPHER VINTON

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Orthopaedic Surgery

Drug Company Money: $10,547

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#35

Doctor: MICHAEL BRADBURY

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Ophthalmology

Drug Company Money: $11,285

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#34

Doctor: SPIRO KHOURY

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine

Drug Company Money: $11,569

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#33

Doctor: CAROLINA IONETE

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology

Drug Company Money: $12,513

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#32

Doctor: CURUCHI ANAND

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine

Drug Company Money: $14,792

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#31

Doctor: CHARLES BIRBARA

Field: Other Service Providers/Specialist

Drug Company Money: $15,061

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#30

Doctor: JENNIFER PAPPALARDO

Field: Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Service Providers/Podiatrist, Foot & Ankle Surgery

Drug Company Money: $15,218

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#29

Doctor: LAWRENCE GARBER

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine

Drug Company Money: $15,357

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#28

Doctor: THEO MEYER

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Drug Company Money: $16,199

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#27

Doctor: JOHN WIXTED

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Orthopaedic Surgery

Drug Company Money: $16,292

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#26

Doctor: LLOYD FISHER

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Pediatrics

Drug Company Money: $16,939

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#25

Doctor: SETH KATES

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Dermatology

Drug Company Money: $17,106

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#24

Doctor: WILLIAM BALCOM

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Orthopaedic Surgery

Drug Company Money: $17,189

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#23

Doctor: IRA OCKENE

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Drug Company Money: $20,250

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#22

Doctor: ALAN ROTHMAN

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Drug Company Money: $21,366

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#21

Doctor: MARK PRICE

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Orthopaedic Surgery

Drug Company Money: $21,649

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#20

Doctor: KRISHNA KANDARPA

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology

Drug Company Money: $22,864

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#19

Doctor: DAVID CAVE

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Drug Company Money: $26,454

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#18

Doctor: CHRISTOPHER MACOMBER

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Surgery

Drug Company Money: $27,285

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#17

Doctor: RAYMOND DUNN

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Drug Company Money: $28,671

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#16

Doctor: BONNIE WEINER

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Drug Company Money: $28,951

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#15

Doctor: HERBERT MARKLEY

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology

Drug Company Money: $35,233

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#14

Doctor: SARAH CUTRONA

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine

Drug Company Money: $37,108

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#13

Doctor: YARON GOLDMAN

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

Drug Company Money: $41,206

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#12

Doctor: ITALO LINFANTE

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology

Drug Company Money: $63,654

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#11

Doctor: JEAN MARIE HOUGHTON

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Drug Company Money: $63,972

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#10

Doctor: MOHAMAD OCH

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Psychiatry & Neurology, Psychiatry

Drug Company Money: $74,245

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#9

Doctor: FREDERIK PENNINGS

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Neurological Surgery

Drug Company Money: $80,495

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#8

Doctor: JAY MARLIN

Field: Dental Providers/Dentist, Endodontics

Drug Company Money: $90,669

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#7

Doctor: BILAL PIPERDI

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Hematology & Oncology

Drug Company Money: $95,534

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#6

Doctor: GEORGE ABRAHAM

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine

Drug Company Money: $97,836

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#5

Doctor: JONATHAN KAY

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

Drug Company Money: $121K

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#4

Doctor: ANDRES SCHANZER

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Drug Company Money: $126K

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#3

Doctor: BRIAN BUSCONI

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Orthopaedic Surgery

Drug Company Money: $209K

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#2

Doctor: TARIQ MUGHAL

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Hematology & Oncology

Drug Company Money: $432K

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#1

Doctor: AJAY WAKHLOO

Field: Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology

Drug Company Money: $1.01 Million

 
 

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