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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Monday called heroin a "public health crisis" and urged first responders to help overdose victims by using a counter-agent known as Narcan, which has been used in Prince George's County for years.
A woman and her daughter have been convicted of smuggling kilograms of heroin into the U.S. from Guatemala.
Abuse of heroin is ramping up at such a fast rate, doctors say it's the definition of an epidemic. Health officials in D.C. are trying to respond in turn.
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."
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.
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Though substance abuse is declining among teenagers, heroin use is on the rise among Americans of all ages.
As many people have died from overdosing on heroin in Montgomery County in the last five months as in all of 2010, 2011 and 2012 combined.
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A 28-year-old New Jersey man has been arrested in Stafford County, Va., in what authorities say is one of the largest drug seizures of its type in the region's history.
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