US suiting up to battle national heroin epidemic
from Healthcare DIVE
Heroin use in the U.S. is exploding across all demographics with more than 400,000 people treated in emergency rooms last year for a heroin overdose, almost double the number from 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Perhaps even more startling is the fact heroin overdose death rates quadrupled between 2002 and 2013, up to 8,200 deaths, and in 2013, more than 500,000 people reported past-year heroin abuse or dependence, up 150 percent since 2007.
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