August 19, 2022 by
Lucy Gardner Carson
State Health Commissioner Mark Levine, M.D., professor of medicine
(AUGUST 19, 2022) State Health Commissioner Mark Levine, M.D., professor of medicine, was quoted in a True North Reports article covering Gov. Phil Scott’s press conference, which focused on drug abuse and addiction. Levine commented on how the onset of COVID-19 and the various restrictions that came with it contributed to a reversal of the progress that the state had been making, and also warned of the prevalence of Fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid known to be 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, in street drugs in Vermont. “Our focus is to continue to restore the state-wide network and safety nets that had us bending the curve on substance abuse and overdoses,” he said.
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