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The Mexican army has tried for decades to eradicate opium poppies—the raw material for heroin, morphine and other drugs—but struggles to keep up with new plantings.
Heroin is produced from morphine, a natural substance drawn from opium poppy plants.
Since antiquity, humans have utilized the power of the opium poppy to ease pain, treat disease and generate euphoria.
In a 1990 memo addressed to Richard and other executives, Purdue’s VP of clinical research, Robert Kaiko, suggested that the company work on a pill containing oxycodone, a chemical similar to morphine that was also derived from the opium poppy.
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