Gateway drug to heroin? Percocet and oxycontin

From NPR: Doctors over-prescribe opioids like Percocet and OxyContin.  Patients get addicted.  Regulations restrict access to prescription drugs.  Addicts turn to heroin. Heroin deaths increase.

Again, it’s not clear what the greater health menace is – legal drugs or illegal drugs.

But thank goodness this all started with “a doctor who meant well”…

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