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Dr. Hedrick Might Be to Blame for Increased Heroin Use in Indiana

Steve Wagner

Heroin use is rising in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana, and experts are blaming one thing as the cause for the recent surge in users and heroin related deaths: prescription drug addiction.

After the arrest of Dr. Hedrick, many of his patients (he treated around 10,000 total) have been unable to acquire the drugs they were accustomed to having, and have turned to street drugs like heroin to fulfill their addiction.

Heroin use is increasing across the board too, not just in patients who have been addicted to prescription drugs.

Statistics show that the number of high school students in Indiana who have tried heroin is higher than the national average, with 3 out of every 200 students admitting to usage.

So how do we curb this trend? What can we do to fight back against the drug addictions that are plaguing our state? The first thing we can do is continue to hold the doctors and medical personnel accountable for over-prescribing pain medications to pad their pockets.

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If you have been the victim of a doctor’s over-prescribing habits, or if you think a friend or family member is suffering from prescription drug addiction, the medical malpractice and drug injury attorneys at Wagner Reese can assist you in fighting back against the doctors who put you in this position. Give us a call at (888) 204-8440 to schedule a risk-free consultation and get on the road to recovery today.

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