Victorian heroin overdose deaths spike, average age of victims rises

ABC The World Today, Posted

The number of heroin deaths in Victoria rose by almost 20 per cent in 2015, but it is an older generation who are dying.

Victoria Police and the State Coroner will be investigating whether increased purity was responsible for the jump in overdoses.

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Three things you need to know about drug overdoses

The Conversation, 15 September 2014, 6.21am AEST

Overdose deaths in Australia claim an extraordinary number of lives; in 2012, fatal overdoses outnumbered road deaths for the second year in a row (1,427 overdoses to 1,338 road deaths).

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