Dr. Roose on Opioid Addiction

The opioid epidemic, as it has been called by many, has prompted Governor Baker to push for new legislation. Some of his proposals include limiting an opioid prescription to a 72 hour supply and involuntarily hospitalizing a drug addict without a court order. The legislature is currently considering other measures.

Connecting Point‘s Carolee McGrath sat down with Dr. Robert Roose, the chief medical officer of Addiction Services for the Sisters of Providence Health System. Dr. Roose was also part of the governor’s 16-member working group which looked at ways to deal with the opioid problem in the state.

I-91 Viaduct Rehabilitation

Richard Masse from Mass DOT sits down with Carolee McGrath to talk about the rehabilitation of downtown Springfield’s Viaduct, discussing the impact, scope, and timeline of the project.

Viewpoint with Ron Chimelis

Republican/Masslive columnist Ron Chimelis joins Jim Madigan to talk about a broad range of topics including the 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame, college admission discrimination, and the late Rhonda Swan.