Saturday, October 17, 2009

Oxycontin Express

The subject of The Addict, Lucy Fields, is addicted to Vicodin which is prescribed for pain relief. Oxycontin is a narcotic, also prescribed for pain relief, which is also highly addictive. It is the one I hear about in the news most frequently. There are stories about pharmacies that no longer carry it because they have been robbed by people desperate to get their hands on it. It is essentially legalized heroin. Yesterday I received this link from my friend Michael Lunquist at the Polus Center for Social and Economic Development about prescription drug addiction. The video is about 47 minutes long.

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