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What’s behind growing push to punish dealers in fatal ODs?

August 13, 2016 GMT
Chart shows the rise in heroin addiction and opioid use; 2c x 2 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 63 mm;
Chart shows the rise in heroin addiction and opioid use; 2c x 2 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 63 mm;

Faced with an alarming increase in opioid addiction, a growing number of prosecutors are charging dealers not just for selling but for the deaths of customers who overdose on heroin or fentanyl. Here are some questions and answers about opioid abuse and this approach to pursuing dealers.

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HOW MANY AMERICANS DIE OF OPIOID OVERDOSES?

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