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Heroin is now cheaper, more potent than ever before, experts say Heroin, a drug that had been dying out in use, is now seeing a resurgence in popularity that is worrying addictions experts. Over the past several years, heroin has been centre stage at news conferences following big police drug busts. But, experts say that is just one indication of heroin's resurgence.  "There's 17- and 18-year-olds that are getting onto this stuff because [for] $10 you get a bundle," says Connie Thompson,a former heroin addict turned addictions counsellor. "That'll get you going for a few hours." Addicts who are finding prescription drug addiction — such ...

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Abuse-deterrent formulation spurring heroin use Many people who abused the painkiller OxyContin by inhaling or injecting it switched to heroin after the prescription's formula changed, U.S. researchers say. OxyContin was designed to slowly release the opioid drug oxycodone. After people started abusing it by crushing the pills and inhaling the powder or dissolving the pills in water and injecting it to get a rush, the drug maker introduced a new formula in the U.S. in 2010 to make inhaling and injecting more difficult............ TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE, CLICK ANYWHERE ON TEXT ...