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CDC — Drug overdose deaths have more than doubled since 1999

Atlanta - New figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that drug overdose deaths in the U.S. have more than doubled since 1999, with a sharp spike in heroin overdose deaths.

Picture released of mom who overdosed in car with infant present

Hope - Taking a cue from similar situations, police in Hope, Indiana released pictures of a mother in her car who allegedly overdosed from heroin while her 10-month old son was in the back seat crying. Police hope the release will serve as an educational tool.

Doctors concerned about addiction prescribing fewer opiates

According to a new study released by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, nearly half of all primary care physicians in the U.S. say they are becoming less likely to prescribe opioids to patients for pain management.

Police: Prostitute murdered Google exec with lethal heroin dose

Santa Cruz - California police have arrested a high-priced call girl, accusing her of injecting a married Google executive with a lethal dose of heroin on his yacht before coldly stepping over his body to finish a glass of wine and then fleeing the scene.

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Police share photo of Erica Hurt  25  passed out with a syringe in her hand.
Police share photo of Erica Hurt, 25, passed out with a syringe in her hand.
Courtesy Hope Police Department

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