Heroin Deaths Doubled In Much Of The Country

October 2, 2014 8:34 PM

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NEW YORK (AP) — Deaths from heroin overdose doubled in just two years in much of the nation, a new government study says.

The annual number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has been growing for more than 20 years. Officials have been most worried about a class of powerful prescription "opioid" painkillers like Vicodin and OxyContin. Deaths involving such painkillers continue to be much more common than heroin-related death...

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