TERRY PRONE: ‘Non-addictive’ Oxycontin is at heart of America’s opiate epidemic

Millions of Americans are now hooked on drugs they or somebody close to them had prescribed for pain, writes Terry Prone

Tom Cruise in the role of Jack Reacher; the latest novel in Lee Child's series tackles the opiate addiction crisis caused by Oxycontin in the USA.

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