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US OH: As Heroin Infests Farms, A Grieving Parent Fears For The

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 07:00
New York Times, 13 Mar 2017 - BLANCHESTER, Ohio - A life of farming taught Roger Winemiller plenty about harsh twists of fate: hailstorms and drought, ragweed infestations and jittery crop prices. He hadn't bargained on heroin. Then, in March 2016, Mr. Winemiller's daughter, Heather Himes, 31, died of an opioid overdose at the family farmhouse, inside a first-floor bathroom overlooking fields of corn and soybeans. Mr. Winemiller was the one who unlocked the bathroom door and found her slumped over, a syringe by her side.
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CN BC: Heroin Concept Garners Attention

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 08:00
Peace Arch News, 24 Feb 2017 - HEROIN CONCEPT GARNERS ATTENTION A public suggestion by the provincial coroner to provide heroin to addicts is turning some heads. The comments by chief coroner Lisa Lapointe last week came after it was learned 116 people in this province died of overdoses from illicit drugs in January.
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CN BC: Column: Say No To Legal Heroin

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 08:00
Vancouver 24hours, 20 Feb 2017 - SAY NO TO LEGAL HEROIN Ends always justify the means for those striving to do good, no matter the cost to life, liberty and truth. The truth about hard drugs, such as heroin, is blunt - it destroys lives and it kills. With each injection, intravenous drug users on the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver are slowly, sometimes quickly, killing themselves. I believe these people are well aware of this fact. How could they not? The risk of death is an ever-present danger that is impossible for any hard-drug user to ignore, let alone plead ignorance.
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CN BC: Liberal MP Seeks A Frank Debate On Legal Heroin

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 08:00
The Georgia Straight, 09 Feb 2017 - Vancouver's Hedy Fry differs from the prime minister on where the national dialogue on fentanyl should go In 1999, Dr. Hedy Fry flew to Switzerland to learn about how the European country had responded to a surge in drug-overdose deaths.
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