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Trump was Right on the Heroin Problem in America

NPR fact-checked [1] Trump’s statement on America’s heroin overdose problem, and he was right:

The Drug Enforcement Administration says the threat posed by heroin in the United States has increased since 2007. Heroin is available in larger quantities, used by a larger number of people, and is causing an increasing number of overdose deaths. In 2014, 10,574 Americans died from heroin-related overdoses [2], more than triple the number in 2010.