Opioid epidemic shares chilling similarities with the past

FILE – In this March 17, 1947 file photo, about 459 ounces of pure heroin valued at over one million dollars in the black market lies on a table at the Customs Enforcement Bureau in New York after a seizure from the French freighter Saint Tropez after its arrival in New York from Marseilles. In the early 1900s heroin was developed to help “cure” morphine addiction. (AP Photo)


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