Abuse-Deterrent OxyContin Leads to an Increase in Heroin Use
- New York 07/12/2012 by Andrea Sears (WBAI)

Two years ago Perdue Pharma LLP introduced a new version of OxyContin that it had reformulated to deter abuse.  A report published today in the New England Journal of Medicine says the new formula works, but OxyContin addicts are switching to a more dangerous alternative, heroin. WBAI's Andrea Sears speaks with Meghan Ralston, harm reduction coordinator for the Drug Policy Alliance.

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