Monday, February 23, 2015

Advocates Seek New Laws Promoting Drugs That Deter Abuse

The Hartford Courant, February 22, 2015

"Mary Marcuccio knows all about the toll of opiate abuse: Her son became addicted to prescription painkillers that he first obtained from a friend's medicine cabinet.

'Our story is typical,' said Marcuccio, a former Southington resident who runs a consulting business helping other parents of drug addicts.

Her son, now 26, moved from crushing and snorting prescription pain pills to using heroin. Marcuccio believes his descent into addiction might have been thwarted by new manufacturing technology that's designed to curb the abuse of prescription painkillers called opioids." Read More.

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