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Hoffman's death draws attention to surge in heroin use

As the world mourns the loss of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in a suspected heroin overdose, officials are taking a closer look at the deadly drug. (SOUNDBITE) (English) R. GIL KERLIKOWSKE, UNITED STATES DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY, SAYING: "Well certainly the loss of somebody famous and especially to a drug like heroin really brings a lot of attention, but we've been tracking this resurgence, or upsurge, for quite a while." That's Gil Kerlikowske, the U.S. director of National Drug Control Policy. He says officials are seeing a sharp increase in the drug's use. (SOUNDBITE) (English) R. GIL KERLIKOWSKE, DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY, SAYING: "It's a very different heroin problem than something we've experienced in the past." Hoffman was found Sunday with a syringe in his arm and about 50 small bags of heroin in his Manhattan apartment. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, deaths by heroin overdose have increas

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