Abuse-Proof OxyContin May Spur Heroin Habit

From ABCNews:

The move by drug companies to make abuse-proof prescription painkillers may be inadvertently promoting heroin use, a new study found.

The study of more than 2,500 people with opioid dependence found a 17 percent drop in OxyContin abuse with the 2010 arrival of a formula that’s harder to inhale or inject. During the same time period, heroin abuse doubled.