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Va. sees sharp increase in heroin deaths

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some states, including Virginia, are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative. A look at what's happening in Virginia: THE PROBLEM: Because of a sharp increase in heroin abuse over the last two years, Virginia State Police Superintendent Col. Steve Flaherty said combating the...

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