1 Overdoses escalate.

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Opioid-related fatalities increased by 5,000 from 2014 to 2015, surpassing 30,000 total, the Washington Post reports. Heroin deaths in 2015 totaled 12,989, a year-over-year increase of more than 2,000 cases, and outnumbered gun homicides, which totaled 12,979, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the first time since at least the late 1990s, the newspaper reports, more deaths were due to heroin than...

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