Heroin deaths in US 'quadrupled from 2000 through 2013' Medical News Today

March 5, 2015 5:47 PM

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Heroin deaths in US 'quadrupled from 2000 through 2013' Medical News Today

The findings from the National Center for Heath Statistics (NCHS) report state that the age-adjusted rate of deaths involving heroin increased from 0.7 deaths per 100,000 to 2.7 per 100,000 during this period, with the majority of this rise occurring after 2010.

"This report provides the latest national statistics on drug overdose deaths involving heroin, highlighting the substantial increase in death rates and the populations most at risk," the authors state.

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