A letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine on January 10, 1980 (below) may have been used to justify physicians prescribing certain drugs that today are considered highly addictive:
June 2017 - NEJM Editor's Note: For reasons of public health, readers should be aware that this letter (above) has been “heavily and uncritically cited” as evidence that addiction is rare with opioid therapy Leung et al.describe its history. (below.)
Prescription or illegal:
Emergency treatment - reverses an overdose
Investigation of Purdue Pharma; Source: Quartz, 2019
Source: Java Discover
Source: 60 Minutes Australia
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