Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadruple Between 2010 and 2015: Study 1 234 567

Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadruple Between 2010 and 2015: Study

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Deaths caused by heroin overdoses in the United States quadrupled between 2010 and 2015, according to a new report.

The National Center for Health Statistics says there were 12,989 overdose deaths involving heroin in 2015. In 2010, the number was 3,036. In percentages, heroin caused 8 percent of drug overdose deaths in 2010, and now it accounts for 25 percent.

The center cites dropping prices and increasing potency for the rise in deaths.

Furthermore, experts say they believe the...

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