Holder: Heroin deaths an 'urgent' crisis

Calling the rise in overdose deaths from heroin and other prescription pain-killers an urgent public health crisis, Attorney General Eric Holder vowed on Mar. 10 that the Justice Department would combat the epidemic through a mix of enforcement and treatment efforts. As an added step, the Attorney General is also encouraging law enforcement agencies to train and equip their personnel with the life-saving, overdose-reversal drug known as naloxone. (Credit: The United States Department of Justice)

Calling the rise in overdose deaths from heroin and other prescription pain-killers an “urgent public health crisis,” Attorney General Eric Holder vowed on Mar. 10 that the Justice Department would combat the epidemic through a mix of enforcement and treatment efforts. As an added step, the Attorney General is also encouraging law enforcement agencies to train and equip their personnel with the life-saving, overdose-reversal drug known as naloxone. (Credit: The United States Department of Justice)

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