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Spike in Heroin Deaths

Public health officials are sounding the alarm over a shocking increase in heroin overdose deaths on the South Shore. In a recent ten week period there have been at least 10 heroin-related deaths in communities, such as Abington and Hanover.

As WBUR's Monica Brady-Myerov reports, the deaths underscore the reality that heroin addiction and its impact are cutting across age, race, and class.

This program aired on January 8, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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