Heroin deaths take aim at new type of victims

March 4, 2015 5:03 AM

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Heroin deaths take aim at new type of victims

NEW YORK -- The people who die from heroin-related overdoses in the U.S. now tend to be young, white and live in the Midwest, according to a government report.

That's a shift from 15 years ago when the death rate was highest among older blacks and the West and Northeast had the biggest heroin problems.

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