“…[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.”
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.”