New White House initiative will try to combat heroin deaths

On Monday, the White house will announce a new initiative that brings together law enforcement and public health coordinators in an effort to curb an uptick in heroin overdoses and deaths.

The $2.5 million program will be funded for one year in 15 states across New England and the northeastern part of the United States, The Washington Post reports. The death rate from heroin overdoses has quadrupled over the past 10 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, and the use of...

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