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Oxycontin

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  1. Deadly pain pills
    KFSN  13 hours ago
    Deadly pain pills

    Prescription painkillers like OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin can make days bearable if you're suffering, but they can be as addictive as heroin and just as deadly. FULL ARTICLE AT KFSN

  2. William Joseph Watson pleaded guilty in San Diego federal court to one count of conspiracy to unlawfully dispense and distribute oxycodone , known by the brand name of OxyContin. FULL ARTICLE AT Topix

  1. Study shows drop in painkiller overdoses since legalizing medical marijuana

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins report a 25 percent drop in deaths linked to prescription painkillers like Oxycontin and Vicodin since states began legalizing medical marijuana. FULL ARTICLE AT WTHR

  2. Hydrocodone combination products such as Vicodin will now be in the same, more-restrictive category as OxyContin and fentanyl under the Controlled Substances Act, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday. FULL ARTICLE AT McKnights Long Term Care News

  3. Marijuana has been proven since Phoenician times to have healing properties and make you feel good. I remain baffled why opiates like oxycontin and methadone remain in the American pharmacopoeia ... FULL ARTICLE AT Centre Daily Times

  1. Federal government putting strong warnings on OxyContin labels

    OTTAWA—The federal government is putting stronger warning labels on extended-release painkillers like OxyContin in an effort to prevent the abuse of opioids.Health Minister Rona Ambrose tells the annual ... FULL ARTICLE AT Toronto Star

  2. The federal government is putting stronger warning labels on extended-release painkillers like OxyContin in an effort to prevent the abuse of opioids. FULL ARTICLE AT CBC Canada

  3. OTTAWA – The federal government is putting stronger warning labels on extended-release painkillers like OxyContin in an effort to prevent the abuse of opioids. Health Minister Rona Ambrose tells the annual ... FULL ARTICLE AT News 1130

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Oxycodone is an analgesic medication synthesized from poppy-derived thebaine. It was developed in 1916 in Germany, as one of several new semi-synthetic opioids in an attempt to improve on the existing opioids: morphine, diacetylmorphine (heroin), and codeine. Oxycodone oral medications are generally prescribed for the relief of moderate to severe pain. Currently it is formulated as single... Full Article At Wikipedia.org

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