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Report warns of drug use in Massachusetts

Progress being made on other health care issues

In Massachusetts, more overweight children are losing weight and violent crime has dipped, but much remains to be done in those and other health-related concerns, including drug abuse, according to the Massachusetts Health Council, which released its seventh statewide wellness report Tuesday.

“Clearly this report tells us, it’s a map, of what remains to be done. . . . We’ve come a long way, but we have a lot of work to do,’’ state Senator Harriette Chandler, a co-chair of the Prevention on Health Caucus, said during an event at the State House marking the release of the report, called Common Health for the Commonwealth.

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