heroin addiction

heroin addiction

Deaths from painkiller abuse jumps in the US

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Heroin addiction in the US has been climbing at an alarming rate over the past decade, but now the health authorities are facing a new crisis. Fentanyl, a synthetic painkiller said to be a hundred times stronger than heroin, is increasingly turning up on the streets. According to the Massachusetts Department of Health, more than half of all opioid-related deaths last year involved fentanyl. Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher reports from Lowell, Massachusetts. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/