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Senator Dick Durbin continues to raise the issue of heroin addiction and deaths in the United States.

He saluted Dixon officials who have followed the lead of Gloucester (Glau-ster), Massachusetts authorities. They are extending an olive branch to heroin addicts and stepping back from the war on the drug.

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At Wednesday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Senator Durbin pointed to prescription narcotic drugs as a dangerous and growing source of opioid addiction.

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