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[BBC News Northern Ireland] Prescription drug misuse growing in Northern Ireland. (24 Aug 2011)

External website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-1464...

The seizure of £75,000 worth of oxycodone is part of a "growing culture of the misuse of prescription drugs", according to a drugs councillor.

The drugs were recovered by police in south Belfast and Comber, County Down.

The opiate painkiller, sometimes nick-named "hillbilly heroin", has effects, addiction, and chemical composition extremely similar to heroin....

 

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