Let’s take a look at the drug war. No, not that one. The other one. The one we’re not really fighting. The one against all those pain killers that seem to be killing more people than pain. The LA Times investigates the rise of Oxycontin to better understand how painkillers became the true gateway drug: “OxyContin’s stunning success masked a fundamental problem: The drug wears off hours early in many people … OxyContin is a chemical cousin of heroin, and when it doesn’t last, patients can experience excruciating symptoms of withdrawal, including an intense craving for the drug.” The danger of prescription drugs is one of America’s undertold stories, and Oxy could be the most dangerous of them all. You want a description of hell? Oxycontin’s 12-hour problem.