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Hoffman Death #1095597

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 03, 2014
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from a heroin drug overdose reported; photos shown.

(New York: Don Dahler) The investigation into Hoffman’s death reviewed; details given about the glassine packets and other drugs found in his New York City apartment; film clips shown. [On “60 Minutes” in 2006, HOFFMAN – talks about his addiction.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(New York: Vinita Nair) The increase in heroin deaths examined; photo shown of overdose victim Tyler Seger††; statistics on prescription drug abuse and heroin use cited; details given about the danger of mixing heroin with the pain reliever fentanyl. [Rockland County {New York} Drug Task Force director Chris GOLDRICK††- notes kids in upper class communities built up a tolerance for prescription drugs and are trying heroin to get a better high.] [Pittsburgh MAN – says you can’t function without heroin.] The price of heroin vs prescription pills noted.

Pelley, Scott;
Dahler, Don;
Nair, Vinita

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