CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - What are the risk factors and trends behind today’s heroin epidemic?
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For Immediate Release: Monday, July 6, 2015
Contact: CDC Media Relations
Heroin use has increased across the US among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels. The greatest increases occurred in demographic groups with historically lower rates of heroin use: doubling among women and more than doubling among non-Hispanic whites. According to CDC’s latest Vital Signs report, nearly all people who used heroin in the past year also used at least one other drug.
Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Christopher M. Jones, Pharm.D., M.P.H., senior advisor, Office of the Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
Tuesday, July 7 at Noon EST
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