Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data shows

By Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post

According to the article: “Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday. That marks an increase of nearly 5,000 deaths from 2014. Deaths involving powerful synthetic opiates, like fentanyl, rose by nearly 75 percent from 2014 to 2015.”


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