Editorial Board

Kill Pain and Addiction

Addictions to prescription painkillers and heroin require their own recovery strategy.

One more addictive opioid.

Photographer: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images

There is a grim connection between two worsening addictions in the U.S.: to prescription opioid painkillers and to heroin. Both can be partly traced to worthwhile public-health initiatives that deserve to be protected.

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