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Kentucky Reports Increase in Overdoses Involving Heroin in KY

The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) reveals the prevalence and charges associated with drug overdose in the Bluegrass state. The report, “Drug Overdose Deaths, Hospitalizations, and Emergency Department Visits in Kentucky, 2000-2012”, analyzes overdose morbidity and mortality among Kentucky residents and documents the enormous societal and financial toll on the Commonwealth's population. KIPRC, located in the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, is a bona fide agent for the Kentucky Department for Public Health.