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Heroin Use and Fatalities Rising May Be Due to Cost, Other Opioid Use Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Hall-Flavin are available in the downloads. Heroin is cheap, easily obtainable and on the rise as a killer across the nation. Because it is so cheap, heroin abuse is being seen in younger people and more people in the middle class. Experts say oxycontin [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Aumento en recetas de opioides corre paralelo a alza en consumo de heroína y sobredosis

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — 12 de febrero de 2014 — La heroína no solamente es adictiva y mortal, sino que su consumo aumenta entre los estadounidenses. Esta perturbadora tendencia corre paralela al alza en el abuso de analgésicos recetados de base opioide ocurrida en los últimos años, dicen los expertos de [...]

Created by Soledad Andrade

Expert Alert: Increase in Opioid Prescriptions Parallels Spike in Heroin Use, Overdoses

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 12, 2014 — Not only is heroin addictive and deadly, its use is increasing among Americans. That disturbing trend parallels the spike of opioid based prescription painkiller abuse in recent years, say Mayo Clinic experts. Heroin, a drug that can be smoked, sniffed/snorted or injected intravenously, [...]

Created by Nick Hanson

Heroin: A Vicious Downward Spiral

In recent weeks, especially after the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, heroin use is making headlines. Media outlets are calling it a crisis, an epidemic and tainted heroin is being blamed for more than 20 deaths in Pennsylvania. See reports: ABC, WCCO, CNN. Mayo Clinic psychiatrist and addiction specialist Daniel Hall-Flavin, M.D., says heroin is highly addictive and [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

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