Experts convene to discuss heroin epidemic in Summit County

Beacon Journal

A spike in the number of deaths due to heroin overdoses brought almost 20 Summit County addiction experts together in Akron on Friday for a roundtable discussion organized by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown.

Brown called for the discussion after the Beacon Journal reported on the local heroin epidemic. In Summit County last year, as many as 162 people from all walks of life died of opiate overdoses.

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