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  1. Fla. firefighter resigns after drug arrest

    A Florida firefighter and SWAT paramedic has resigned after he was accused of selling prescription drugs. Pinellas Park spokesman Tim Caddell says James A. Comer, 38, submitted a handwritten resignation ... FULL ARTICLE AT Local10 Miami

  2. (AP) — A Pinellas Park firefighter and SWAT paramedic has resigned after he was accused of selling prescription drugs. Pinellas Park spokesman Tim Caddell says 38-year-old James A. Comer submitted a ... FULL ARTICLE AT San Antonio Express-News

  1. John McEnroe's Son Kevin Arrested and Charged with Drug Possession

    Kevin McEnroe, 27, the son of former tennis champ John McEnroe and actress Tatum O'Neal, was arrested Tuesday night in New York City and accused of possessing multiple drugs ... FULL ARTICLE AT Entertainment Tonight

  2. Cautions for treating work-related injuries with narcotics

    In recent years, there has been a disturbing rise in the use of narcotics to treat pain, including pain from work-related injuries. While narcotics can provide pain relief for certain ... FULL ARTICLE AT Denver Business Journal

  1. Yesterday's top stories: Driver vanishes after multi-jurisdiction police chase, Boston Celtics trade rumors focus on Kevin Love, and more

    The Uxbridge Police have released a strongly-worded warning for people to stop pooping on passing trains in town. These were the most read stories on MassLive.com yesterday. If you ... FULL ARTICLE AT MassLive.com

  2. West Springfield police continue to search for 2 suspects who stole OxyContin at gunpoint from Elm Street CVS

    The suspects, both armed with handguns, stole an undisclosed amount of the drug. View full size Police are searching for these two suspects who stole an undisclosed amount of OxyContin ... FULL ARTICLE AT MassLive.com

  3. OxyContin maker moves ahead with Treyburn manufacturing facility in Durham

    Purdue Pharma Manufacturing chose the KBR Building Group to build its new oral solid dosage manufacturing plant in Durham. The 188,000-square-foot facility will be built on a 51-acre site ... FULL ARTICLE AT Triangle Business Journal

  4. The painkiller puzzle: How to solve a growing opioid crisis

    A dramatically rising number of people are dying from opioids — such as OxyContin and codeine — but health experts and doctors say Canada's not doing enough to combat the crisis. FULL ARTICLE AT CBC Canada

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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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