Something to think about regarding the heroin epidemic. In 2013, Suboxone sales brought in $1.55 billion. That was more than sales were for Adderall and Viagra combined in that same year.
Suboxone in itself is addictive and available only by prescription. So yes, let’s get people off illegal heroin use and get them started on free Suboxone! The pharmaceutical companies will bless you when your health insurance carrier has to cover it!
An irony, most heroin users were former prescription pain addicts (yes from the pharmaceutical companies) until it became more difficult to get it!
The pharmaceutical companies ALWAYS win.