How Big Pharma Gave America Its Heroin Problem
OxyContin, designed for cancer pain relief, became the drug prescribed for back and tooth aches. About two years ago, I needed laparoscopic surgery to have my gall bladder removed. Nothing serious; preventative, after a few benign bulges were found on the bladder during an ultrasound scan. The whole thing took only three little holes on the right side on my navel, and—after some tubes with tiny cameras attached were inserted and then yanked out of my body—just a few stitches.