Fatal heroin overdoses on the rise in New York City

August 28, 2014 3:59 PM

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Fatal heroin overdoses on the rise in New York City

The number of deaths from drug overdoses in New York City has steadily risen since 2010, in part because of an apparent resurgence in heroin use, according to data released on Thursday by the city's health department.

Heroin overdoses killed 420 people in the city in 2013, the highest number in a decade, the health department said. The illegal drug was the most common substance involved in overdose deaths, involved in 54 percent of all incidents last year.

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