MARY JEANNE KREEK, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ELIZABETH KHURI, M.D.; HERMAN JOSEPH, B.A.
In the New York City area, as well as elsewhere in the United States, there are now many indirect indications that a new "heroin epidemic" may be on the way. The causes are unclear and may be multiple.
During the first 3 months of 1974, there were 1349 arrests for heroin-related felonies and misdemeanors in New York City, whereas during the same 3-month period in 1975, there were 2046 arrests. This increase was paralleled by 125 arrests for possession or sale of hypodermic syringes in the same 3-month period in 1974 and 216 during that period in 1975. Conversely, the
KREEK MJ, KHURI E, JOSEPH H. A New "Heroin Epidemic"?. Ann Intern Med. ;83:420–421. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-3-420
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(3):420-421.
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