Paterson gets $1M to fight opioid addiction with RealFix medication initiative

Joe Malinconico PATERSON — Bloomberg Philanthropies has awarded the city $1 million to launch a program officials say will provide hundreds of drug addicts with Suboxone, a medication that blocks opiates and reduces withdrawal symptoms. In a city with more than 1,700 opioid overdoses per year, the RealFix initiative is designed to provide addicts with