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Katherine Klausmeier

Md. lawmakers target heroin epidemic

ANNAPOLIS - State lawmakers unveiled a few of their legislative priorities Tuesday, including two measures to tackle the growing scourge of heroin addiction in Maryland. One measure would create a long-term strategy to deal with the heroin issue, including relying on expert opinion. Another bill would make it easier for patients to get "abuse-deterrent drugs." Sen. Katherine Klausmeier, D-Baltimore County, who is sponsoring the bill that would create a strategy, said it was time to act on the heroin epidemic. "We have a bill in . to make up a consortium, and the consortium will be all the interested parties throughout Maryland - DHMH (the Department of Health and...