Obama to unveil plan to curb opiate use: How big is US heroin problem?

October 21, 2015
by Kelsey Warner
Christian Science Monitor

Mr. Obama will outline plans while on a day trip to Charleston, W. Va., the state with the highest rate of overdose deaths in the country, according to a report by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. West Virginia has lost more than twice the national average to overdose, and fatalities have doubled from 2002 to 2013.

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