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  1. High-dose opioid painkillers still prescribed at high rates in Canada

    Many Canadians are prescribed high-dose painkillers such as OxyContin and morphine, among the most dangerous pills, say researchers, who found differences between dispensing between provinces. FULL ARTICLE AT CBC Canada

  2. Concerned by rising rates of prescription drug abuse, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Monday that it will permit consumers to return unused prescription medications such as opioid painkillers to pharmacies ... FULL ARTICLE AT Arkansas Online

  1. Consumer Reports concerned about new 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. Prescriptions have soared ... FULL ARTICLE AT KSAT

  2. Deadly pain pills
    KFSN  2 weeks 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

  3. 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

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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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