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45 percent increase in deaths since 2006 shows heroin is back — in a big way

The shocking death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from a suspected drugs overdose has spotlighted a growing epidemic of heroin use across the United States, officials warn. Hoffman, a 46-year-old father of three who was considered one……

Russian police arrest doctor over stealing heroin from drug mule’s stomach

Russian police on Tuesday said they had arrested a Siberian surgeon on suspicion of stealing heroin that he had extracted from the stomach of a drug mule. The surgeon at a hospital in the town of Bogotolsk was high on drugs when he was arrested, the police for the Siberian…

Heroin’s coming back in a big way –in affluent suburbs, small cities and rural towns

Heroin: Small cities, even rural towns face growing problems For years, heroin was considered an affliction mainly of poor urban neighborhoods. But these days, the drug is becoming popular in affluent suburbs, small cities, and even rural towns – especially among young people. From Arizona to New Jersey, many communities…

Five-year-old brings heroin for ‘show and tell’

A Connecticut man was arrested Monday after his five-year-old stepson brought 50 packets of heroin to a “Show and Tell” day at his school Monday. According to The Connecticut Post, 35-year-old Santos Roman was placed under custody after arriving at Barnum School in Bridgeport to retrieve the drugs. A police…

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