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'Killer heroin' causing fatal overdoses

As the number of people who use, and fatally overdose on, heroin has risen in recent years, authorities are seeing the return of an alarming development: heroin that, often unbeknownst to the user, is spiked with fentanyl.

Friday - 04/04/2014, 03:54pm EDT

Tags: heroin, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Dramatic rise in heroin use across Md.

Heroin use is on the rise in Maryland. The state is warning of heroin mixed with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 80 times more powerful than morphine, and perhaps "hundreds of times more powerful than heroin."

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 05:18am EST

Tags: Kate Ryan, heroin, addiction,

Md. has 37 deaths from heroin, fentanyl overdoses

Maryland's medical examiner says there have been at least 37 deaths since September in the state from a batch of heroin that is tainted with fentanyl.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 03:45pm EST

Tags: heroin, heroin deaths,