Fears raised of heroin epidemic in UK as use of painkiller oxycodone rise – International…

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Philip Seymour Hoffman was allegedly addicted to using a mixture of oxycodone and heroin(Reuters)

A thinktank is claiming that Britain could succumb to a new heroin crisis, after releasing figures showing that prescriptions of an opioid-based painkiller have risen substantially here.

Oxycodone is an opioid derived from thebaine, which in turn is extracted from opium poppies. It was developed in Germany during the (more…)