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There's a grim new measurement for the severity of Philadelphia's opioid epidemic a skyrocketing number of infections related to IV drug use K. Y. W. city hall bureau chief Pat low reports a new health department study shows some infection rates have more than tripled among drug users sepsis in that population for instance went up two hundred fifty three percent between twenty thirteen and twenty eighteen epidemiologist Tyler pizzicato says it's one of the less well known consequences a lot of times you look out over to doctors I mean outcome of the opioid crisis but there is a lot of additional morbidity associated with the crisis and not includes bacterial