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Overdose Crisis Hits US as Heroin Becomes Drug of Choice

Overdose Crisis Hits US as Heroin Becomes Drug of Choice

AFP (July 10, 2014) Across the US, heroin use has more than doubled in the past decade, and so have overdose deaths. Some states have declared it a full-blown crisis and increased resources to fight the highly-addictive drug. Duration: 02:50 Video provided by AFP
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NYPD to Carry Heroin Overdose Antidote Kits

NYPD to Carry Heroin Overdose Antidote Kits

AP (May 27, 2014) Thousands of New York City police officers will soon be carrying an emergency antidote to help deal with the recent spike in heroin overdoses. (May 27) Video provided by AP
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The Unseen Toll of Heroin Addiction

The Unseen Toll of Heroin Addiction

AP (Apr. 7, 2014) Heroin addicts seeking help are running into barriers blocking them from treatment. The high costs for care and unwillingness on the part of insurance companies to pay for inpatient rehab are taking their toll on addicts and their families. (April 7) Video provided by AP
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ERs Prescribing More Painkillers

ERs Prescribing More Painkillers

Newsy (Mar. 21, 2014) A study published in Academic Emergency Medicine says between 2001 and 2010 ERs showed a 49 percent increase in prescriptions for opiates. Video provided by Newsy
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