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    What is Behind our Nation’s Heroin Epidemic?

    October 21, 2015

    For something so potentially deadly, it has some poetic nicknames: Black Pearl, China White, Brown Crystal. Heroin first came into being in 1874 when English chemist C.R. Alder Wright added two acetyl groups to the morphine molecule found in the flowering plant Papaver somniferum, the vari...

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