CDC: Heroin overdose deaths surpass gun homicides for first time

(By Brian Zimmerman for Becker’s Hospital Review)

Heroin overdose deaths narrowly surpassed gun homicides as the more prolific killer last year, according to new CDC data relayed by The Washington Post. Nearly 13,000 people died from heroin overdoses in 2015, marking a 2,000-case increase from the year prior.  Continue reading article here…

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