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Vern Buchanan co-sponsoring legislation to deal with heroin crisis

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In an attempt to staunch the heroin epidemic, Sarasota-area U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan said Friday he’s co-sponsoring legislation aimed at curbing the flow of drugs into the U.S. while  intensifying education, prevention and treatment programs. In thepast decade, heroin abuse has skyrocketed in the U.S. The rate of heroin-related overdose deaths increased 286 percent between 2002 and 2013.  “Drug addiction is a growing crisis that destroys families and lives every day here in Florida,” Buchanan said in a prepared statement. “It requires a serious and comprehensive solution.” The “Comprehensive Addiction…

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