Aaron Huey

In considering the reality that the brother of the Afghani President is the top Opium drug kingpin, and is on the CIA payroll, I wondered if Big Pharm has any interest in a plentiful world reserve of Opium. Opium is the source of several pharm grade drugs including Morphine and Codeine.  So where would they normally get their source product?  What interest would they have in having an overload of dirt cheap opium?