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Heroin overdose deaths double in U.S.

October 12, 2014 8:17 pm Published by Comments Off on Heroin overdose deaths double in U.S.

Heroin overdoses doubled from 2010 to 2012, U.S. federal health officials reported, according to CBS.

This big increase in heroin-related deaths is directly tied to the epidemic of narcotic painkiller abuse.

“There is a growing population of people who are using narcotics, whether the prescription variety or heroin,” said study co-author Dr. Len Paulozzi, a medical epidemiologist at CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

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