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Opioid Epidemic Spiraling Nationwide and Locally

(NEW ORLEANS) — America’s struggle with heroin and prescription painkillers continues to gain widespread attention due to its tremendous and growing effects. The problem also continues to grow in the New Orleans area with 2016 being the first year that drug related deaths exceeded murders. “Drug-related deaths totaled 211 last year,” wrote Jed Lipinski from NOLA.com/The […]