Why does a horrible drug like heroin have a heroic name?

@mbs2323 (256)
Malaysia
May 17, 2009 8:46am CST
lol. Just wondering. Does anyone know why?
2 responses
@Maryam27 (412)
• Pakistan
17 May 09
I don't know the reason for that :thinking; but it's definitely something to ponder and search for..
@eponiine (141)
• United States
17 May 09
According to dictionary.com, it's 'allegedly so called from the feelings of power and euphoria which it stimulates.'