City Councilor Steve Murphy wants the Garden, the House of Blues and other concert venues to explain what they're doing to prevent a recurrence of incidents involving young concert goers collapsing from drug use.
Murphy added he also wants better coordination between the venues, the city and local hospitals to handle large numbers of collapsed drug users. He said all of the kids at the recent Avicii concert who needed hospitalization were taken to Mass. General, potentially overwhelming its emergency room. He noted that after the Marathon bombings, patients were brought to all of the citie's major emergency rooms, reducing the odds of any of them being overwhelmed.
The council agreed to send Murphy's proposal to a committee, which will then schedule the hearing at which local entertainment and public-health officials will be asked to testify.