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JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, January 31- Thursday, February 6, 2014. …

Buprenorphine Found in Hoffman’s Apartment: Detectives

The addiction treatment medication buprenorphine was found in actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s apartment, along with 50 bags of heroin and a variety of prescription drugs, according to New York City detectives. …

Cheap Heroin Abundant in New York, Officials Say in Wake of Hoffman’s Death

Cheap heroin is easy to find in New York City, according to law enforcement officials who spoke after actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead with dozens of packages of heroin in his apartment. …

JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, January 24- Thursday, January 30, 2014. …

DEA Joins Investigation Into Source of Deadly Heroin That Killed 22

The Drug Enforcement Administration has joined an investigation into the source of a batch of heroin that killed 22 people in western Pennsylvania, The Wall Street Journal reports. The heroin involved in some of the deaths contained the synthetic opiate fentanyl, often used during surgery. …

Supreme Court: Heroin Dealer Can’t be Given Longer Sentence Because Client Died

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled a heroin dealer cannot be held liable for a client’s death and given a longer sentence if heroin only contributed to the death, and was not necessarily the only cause. …

JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, January 17- Thursday, January 23, 2014. …

JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, January 10- Thursday, January 16, 2014. …

Overdoses from Heroin and Prescription Drugs Reach New Levels at Jersey Shore

Deaths from heroin and prescription drugs more than doubled last year at the Jersey Shore, a locale well known as a vacation destination. Three people in Ocean County, New Jersey have already died in 2014 from drug overdoses, according to NBC News. …

Vermont Governor Says State Suffers from “Full-Blown Heroin Crisis”

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin on Wednesday said the state is suffering from a “full-blown heroin crisis,” The New York Times reports. In his State of the State Message, Governor Shumlin said he wants officials to respond to addiction as a chronic disease. …