Getting Around Abuse-Deterrent Painkiller Formulas (audio) Washington University School of Medicine Share Print E-Mail Loading audio... Caption As drug companies take steps to limit the ways prescription painkillers can be misused and abused, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are learning that although abuse-deterrent formulas have cut the number of people abusing drugs, those new formulas don't eliminate abuse. In addition, they continue to confirm that many drug users are switching to a cheaper and more dangerous alternative: heroin. Credit Washington University BioMed Radio Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.