Purdue Pharma has sold more than $27 billion worth of the powerful painkiller OxyContin since its introduction in 1996. Opioids are often a gateway to heroin abuse locally, with nine overdose deaths so far this year.
Purdue Pharma has sold more than $27 billion worth of the powerful painkiller OxyContin since its introduction in 1996. Opioids are often a gateway to heroin abuse locally, with nine overdose deaths so far this year. Liz O. Baylen MCT
Purdue Pharma has sold more than $27 billion worth of the powerful painkiller OxyContin since its introduction in 1996. Opioids are often a gateway to heroin abuse locally, with nine overdose deaths so far this year. Liz O. Baylen MCT

Heroin fight begins with fewer painkillers

April 30, 2016 02:00 PM