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"Heroin use surges, addicting more women and middle-class" (USA Today) July 7, 2015

Heroin use is reaching into new communities — addicting more women and middle-class users — as people hooked on prescription painkillers transition to cheaper illegal drugs, a new report shows. The report shows that heroin addiction can affect anyone, said Leana Wen, Baltimore City Health Commissioner and an emergency medicine physician.

"Deaths from fentanyl-laced heroin surge" (Baltimore Sun) July 7, 2015

Amid a statewide surge in overdoses, Baltimore health officials announced a campaign Monday to tell heroin users that the drug they buy on the street could contain the much more potent painkiller fentanyl. "It's unclear why it's happening in Baltimore now, but it is a trend throughout the state and country," said Dr. Leana Wen, the city's health commissioner. "Our goal is to alert the public, alert residents that heroin my be laced with fentanyl."

Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths Up 178% In Baltimore In First Quarter of 2015

Baltimore City health officials are issuing a warning and launching a public education effort about life-threatening fentanyl-laced heroin on the streets in Baltimore. In the first quarter of 2015 (January – March), there have been 39 overdose deaths in Baltimore associated with fentanyl, an increase of 178 percent from the same time in 2014 (14 deaths). There were 303 overdose deaths in Baltimore in 2014. “Fentanyl-laced heroin is killing individuals in our city," said Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City Health Commissioner.

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