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Vermont Gov. Confronts Deadly Heroin Crisis As Public Health Problem

Peter Shumlin, the governor of Vermont, urged residents to open their eyes to the growing heroin problem in their front yards.
Vermont Gov. Confronts Deadly Heroin Crisis As Public Health Problem
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Via PBS News Hour:

Gov. Peter Shumlin devoted his entire State of the State address to a "full-blown heroin crisis" ravaging Vermont. Shumlin joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his shift in focus on the issue of opiate addiction and Ryan Grim of the Huffington Post offers context on why heroin has made a major comeback in the United States.

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JUDY WOODRUFF: A governor broke with tradition yesterday and devoted his entire state of the state address to drug addiction.

Peter Shumlin, the governor of Vermont, urged residents to open their eyes to the growing problem in their front yards, rather than leaving it...

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