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US to Pair Health Workers, Police to Combat Heroin Use

The U.S. embarked Monday on a new way to combat soaring heroin overdoses and deaths. The White House said it would pair health care workers with law enforcement agents in 15 states along the country's populous northeast corridor to emphasize treatment of drug users over punishment. The million program is aimed at tracing where heroin is coming from, how it is being laced with a deadly additive, and who is selling it on the streets. The plan is a response to a steep recent...

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