Heroin Bulletin 

The Opioid Crisis Startling Age Divide.

Young Americans are overdosing on heroin while older ones continue to overdose on prescription painkillers. The opioid epidemic in the US can sometimes seem like a giant game of whack-a-mole for health officials — look away and the epidemic shifts. More people still overdose on prescription painkillers than any other opioid, but heroin and other illicit opioids like fentanyl are now fueling a separate, and perhaps even deadlier, drug epidemic. And it turns out there are now big differences between age groups when it comes to opioid overdoses. Jay Unick,…

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