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It used to be a drug found on the streets and at Woodstock, then it wasn’t used or talked about as much. Now, two generations later, heroin is making a deadly comeback almost everywhere. NBC 6's Christina Hernandez reports.
In 2012, deaths caused by heroin increased by more than 89 percent in Florida compared to the year before, according to the state medical examiner’s report.
And the appearance of heroin in Florida increased by more than 88 percent compared to the year before, the report said.
In 2012, heroin took the lives of nine people in Broward County and 33 in Miami-Dade County.
It’s a new day for old drugs. Prescription pills not only cost more, but because of stricter regulations, they are harder to get.
There has been a decrease in the appearance of Oxycodone in Florida between 2010 and 2012, the medical examiner’s report says.
Heroin is cheaper and easier to find – even on the Internet.
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