Sign of increasing desperation locally and across the nation . . . "Members of law enforcement, first responders and mental and behavioral health professionals led the heroin forum Wednesday night in Lee’s Summit. They addressed questions and concerns from those who attended. This local forum comes on the heels of a national push to address the alarming overdose rate. The justice department has called for law enforcement to identify links between over-prescribing doctors and distribution networks across the country."
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