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Contact: Jim Dryden
jdryden@wustl.edu
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Washington University School of Medicine

Switching from OxyContin to Heroin

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Caption: A change in the formula of a frequently abused prescription painkiller seems to have convinced many drug abusers to switch to a substance that’s potentially more dangerous. Washington university researchers have found that former OxyContin abusers are apparently switching to heroin. Jim Dryden reports…

Credit: Washington University BioMed Radio

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