The latest drug threat isn’t even an opioid

April 2, 2018
By Corky Siemaszko

It’s fast becoming the go-to drug for addicts in search of an even stronger high — and it is not even an opioid.

Gabapentin, a purportedly non-addictive painkiller primarily used to treat shingles and control seizures, has landed on the radar of beleaguered health officials and law enforcement already battling the deadly opioid epidemic that has ripped through the Rust Belt and claimed thousands of lives across the country.

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