New York reports 66% increase in overdose deaths

A kit of Naloxone, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is displayed in 2014 in New York CityDeaths from drug overdoses soared 66 percent from 2010 to 2015 in New York with heroin overdose death rates up 158 percent over the same period, city authorities announced Tuesday. Heroin was involved in 59 percent of the 937 drug overdose deaths reported in America’s largest city in 2015, the city health department said. Rising opioid involved overdose deaths have become a public health crisis across the United States.

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