Heroin overdoses quadrupled in five years: study ATLANTA – The amount of deadly heroin overdoses in america a lot more than quadrupled from 2010 to 2015, a government company said on Fri, as the price tag on the medication dropped and its own potency increased. There have been 12,989 overdose deaths involving heroin in 2015, based on the National Center for Health Statistics, weighed against 3,036 such fatalities five years previously. This year 2010, heroin was involved with 8 % of U.S.She’s certain that unclear findings would have stressed her out when her daughter, 8 now, was born. ‘I’m really glad I didn’t have that temptation to find out a whole bunch of things,’ she said.’ Guidelines due this summer from the bioethics team that met at UC San Francisco will not recommend that genome sequencing become a standard part of newborn screening, said Barbara Koenig, who runs the bioethics program at UC San Francisco and co-leads the team with Johnston. ‘There’s been a lot of hype and hyperbole around this idea,’ she said. ‘But it’s going to be quite a while before we actually know whether it’s a good idea to sequence every child at birth.’ All of the federally funded newborn genome sequencing projects wrap up in August and most of the researchers involved are meeting in San Diego this week.