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State Sen. Dawson Hodgson is calling for immediate action to address the stateâ€™s heroin overdose epidemic.
Sen. Hodgson (R-Dist. 35, East Greenwich, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Narragansett) is urging the Rhode Island Attorney Generalâ€™s Office to use approximately $60 million in funds from a Google settlement and institute an action plan to tackle safety and justice issues in the state. The attorney general received the funds in 2012 following U.S. Attorney Peter Nehronaâ€™s successful prosecution of Google for advertising illegal prescription drugs online.
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