Government Concerned Over Heroin Deaths

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By Alabama News Network

The government is calling the spike in heroin-related deaths an urgent public health crisis.

Attorney General Eric Holder released a video message, saying overdoses have soared 45-percent since 2006.

He's encouraging first responders to carry the drug narcan, which can reverse a heroin overdose.

So far only 17 states allow the distribution of that drug.




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