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ID:

620

Date:

2012-04-23

Headline:

Opiates killed 8 Americans in Afghanistan, Army records show

Reporter's name:

Michael Martinez

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

CNN

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Records from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command show that eight servicemembers died from overdoses of heroin, morphine, or other opiates in 2010-11 while deployed in Afghanistan, which produces over 90% of the global opium supply. The documents show that soldiers are increasingly abusing not only heroin but also Percocet and similar prescription drugs.

Notes:

Judicial Watch obtained the Army documents under FOIA.

Keywords:

heroin, morphine, opiates, drugs, prescription drugs, overdose, Afghanistan, Army, Department of Defense, Judicial Watch, Criminal Investigation Command

URL:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/21/us/afghanistan-soldier-drug-overdoses/index.html


Agencies:

DOD

States:

DC
US Terr./Other

Categories:

foreign affairs
military
veteran
workplace safety


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