States Lack Accurate Statistics On Widespread Heroin Use

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO (05/21) – In Pennsylvania, it’s estimated opioids like heroin killed at least 1,300 people last year. In Massachusetts, more than 1,000 have died, and in Connecticut, heroin deaths jumped more than 85 percent in two years. But figuring out the size and scope of the problem is harder than many people think. Pennsylvania, like many states, doesn’t require reporting of specific details on drug overdoses, and whatever other information is available is at least two years old. Read more

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