Source: AP (on PhysOrg)
quote: Guess why pain killers are used by people? They're easier to get, and cheaper.
quote: Yup, you guessed it, an "epidemic" in most states of Heroin use as a result of the decrease in availability of the prescription drugs. (i.e. the cops are seeing more violence not because of the use of Heroin, but because Heroin isn't as easy to get and requires a more complex supply chain, and thus more points for conflict, the crime rate goes up when demand goes up.)
quote: It doesn't solve the problem, it just moves it somewhere else because supply and demand still applies no matter how you go about looking at the situation