heroin abuse

In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

NYC official: Hoffman died of toxic mix of drugs

NEW YORK (AP) — A toxic mix of heroin and other drugs killed Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, New York City officials said Friday. Hoffman died from a mix of heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and benzodiazepines, […]


In a Sunday, March 5, 2006, file photo, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses with the Oscar he won for best actor for his work in "Capote" at the 78th Academy Awards, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

Hoffman’s heroin didn’t have additive

NEW YORK (AP) — Heroin recovered at Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s apartment after he was found there dead with a syringe in his arm has tested negative for the powerful additive fentanyl, a police […]


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Increase in heroin availability

In light of the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, apparently of a heroin overdose, we want to better understand the addiction to this drug, and what can be done to kick the habit. John […]



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