“Mexican Oxy” – Really Killers. Photo: DEA
“Mexican Oxy” – Really Killers. Photo: DEA

Sometimes a few words are worth 1,000 words.

“…[H]ydrocodone and hydrocodone combination products produce the same effects that other opioid agonists produce… but we could [include] heroin there, as well, because what we’re really talking about areheroin pills.”

Andrew Kolodny, President of PROP, Testimony at FDA hearing, Friday, January 25, 2013

“When we talk about opioid pain medicines, we’re essentially talking about heroin pills.”

Andrew Kolodny “Understanding the Basics about Prescription Painkillers.” PBS, 1/17/18

“There is very little difference between a heroin molecule and ahydrocodone molecule.”

Andrew Kolodny in U.S News and World Report, Jan. 24, 2013

OK, you get it. No need to dwell upon the obvious. Andrew Kolodny, a psychiatrist, who, despite his ignorance of even the most fundamental principles of pharmacology, is routinely cited as an expert in all matters pertaining to opioid use. It is not difficult to demonstrate this ignorance. His “heroin pill” crusade does the job quite well.

Vicodin is to heroin is as a pebble is to a boulder.”