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The War on Drugs, The Drug Epidemic, and History Repeating Itself

Where did the war on drugs begin? And when will it end? In 1898 diacetylmorphine, better known as heroin, was synthesized in a lab in Germany. It was called “safe” and “free from addiction forming properties.” If this sounds familiar, that’s because it is. In the late 1990’s, the Sackler family of Purdue Pharma, began…