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Prof. Carl Harts Says Heroin "Public Health Crisis" Is a Myth: HuffPost

Attorney General Eric Holder Says Urgent Action Needed
March 14, 2014 - March 17, 2014

Calling heroin use a "public health crisis" is extreme, Hart says.

Unlike marijuana, heroin use is associated with overdoses. However, Hart maintains that in 75 percent of heroin-related overdose cases, there's another drug involved.

"They're dying because they are combining the drug with another sedative," Hart said.

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