State A.G. Healey speaks to Springfield Regional Chamber

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Local business professionals gathered in downtown Springfield to hear Attorney General Maura Healey speak Tuesday morning. It was part of the Springfield Regional Chamber’s Pastries, Politics and Policy round table event.

She touched on several topics including the growing opioid epidemic in the state. “So much of this has been about changing the culture.” She explained that “For far too long there have been way too many pills out there and that led to heroin for folks.”

Healey added that the state hoped to stop the epidemic through “more education and control on the front end, limiting the far-too-easy flow of drugs.”

Healey was sworn in as the state’s Attorney General in January of 2015.

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