The only thing "genuinely frightening" about your article is how stupid your expert witnesses are... Why don't you have your experts look up eqianalgesic dosing tables on Google and see that 50mg of hydrocodone is actually pretty mild to whats already available on the market (and has been for several years). Also... please have your experts look into C-II scheduling and see just how much paper work and effort goes into getting one of these prescriptions. Do your experts know that you can take about 5 or 6 of the OTC robitussin cough capsules that contain 30mg of dextromethorphan and get just as high as taking a Zohydro capsule??? ITS OTC ROBITUSSIN for crying out loud! Abusers will find anything to abuse regardless of bans or limitations.
wrong about dxm. The dextro optical isomer of methorphan is an nmda antagonist with serotonin modulating properties not a mu-opiate agonist although it IS a kappa opioid agonist so it is similar in that it is an opioid but the high is different