Killer batch of white heroin responsible for at least 100 deaths across the country... and rising

February 1, 2014 6:50 AM

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Killer batch of white heroin responsible for at least 100 deaths across the country... and rising

Heroin overdose deaths across the country are spiking as a deadly new variant of the drug mixed with a powerful painkiller is spreading from New Hampshire to Washington State.

The lethal combination of heroin and fentanyl, an opiate used to soothe the pain of cancer patients, is blamed for about 100 deaths from coast to coast. It is variously labelled as ‘bud ice,’ ‘income tax’ and ‘theraflu,’ authorities say.

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