OxyContin Alternatives? Los Angeles Times Hosts Q&A Following Report On Pain Killer
Two Los Angeles Times journalists answer questions from the public about their investigative reporting on OxyContin and the opioid epidemic.
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You Asked, We Answered: The Best From Our Reddit Q&A On OxyContin
Our Los Angeles Times investigation found that OxyContin’s stunning success masked a fundamental problem: The drug wears off hours early in many people, exposing them to painful symptoms of withdrawal and an increased risk of addiction. We hosted a Q&A on Reddit on May 11 and received thousands of questions for reporter Harriet Ryan and editor Matt Lait. Here’s a selection of those questions and answers, lightly edited for length and clarity. (Zu, 5/12)