Is There A Pain Killer As Powerful As Heroin In The U.S.?

Dr. Joseph Shurman answers the question: 'Alternative Pain Killers In The U.S.?'

ByABC News
December 26, 2007, 11:56 AM

— -- Question: I've Heard That Heroin Is Used To Treat Severe Pain In England. Is There A Legal Pain Killer In The U.S. That Is Just As Powerful?

Answer: Yes, we have many pain killers just as powerful as heroin in the U.S. An opiate is an opiate, and some examples of these opiates are morphine, fentanyl, and Dilaudid. And it's best to consult your physician and find out which one works best for you.

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