Heroin, not oxycodone or hydrocodone, is by far the most dangerous opiate on the street. But technically, it isn't dangerous at all. And it's not necessarily a "street" drug because It can be legal. Confused?
The opioid epidemic is center stage when it comes to political agendas, media stories and national discussion.
The media often uses the words "opioid" and "opiate" interchangeably. However, there are subtle but important differences between them. OPIOID