Deborah Becker appears in the following:
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Having police, school nurses, drug users and family equipped with kits to reverse an overdose saves lives, doctors say. But reversing addiction requires follow-up care that many users aren't getting.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Drug addicts have begun turning themselves into the police department in Gloucester, Mass., after the police chief announced an amnesty program. Addicts who turn themselves in and hand over their drugs will go right into treatment, without criminal charges.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
There have been six overdose deaths on the posh island since last August. An addiction specialist on Martha's Vineyard calls it a "phenomenal rate for a community of 16,000 people."
Friday, February 28, 2014
First responders nationwide are expanding use of Narcan, used to treat heroin and other opioid overdoses. But the drug is pricey — and only one company makes it.
Sunday, January 05, 2014
Last year in Massachusetts, chemist Annie Dookhan was sent to prison for falsifying drug tests. Her misconduct tainted thousands of cases, and was one of the largest crime lab scandals in U.S. history. Critics say it raises a larger question: Do forensic analysts serve the truth, or the prosecution?
Monday, May 06, 2013
A funeral director in Massachusetts says he's having trouble finding a burial plot for the slain suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. There are some efforts to send the body back to Tamerlan Tsarnaev's famly in Russia.