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Oxycontin

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  1. A major police project targeting organized crime in Saskatchewan and Alberta resulted in the seizure of a variety of drugs, including significant amounts of counterfeit oxycontin and methamphetamine. FULL ARTICLE AT CBC Canada

  2. Indicted ex-prosecutor used position to feed drug habit, DA says

    A former Middlesex County prosecutor indicted on corruption-related charges, accused of trading sensitive law enforcement information for drugs and cash used to feed his Oxycontin habit, appears in court. FULL ARTICLE AT Boston Channel.com

  1. 5 Investigates: Former Mass. prosecutor indicted

    A former Middlesex County prosecutor has been indicted on corruption-related charges, accused of trading sensitive law enforcement information for drugs and cash used to feed his Oxycontin habit. FULL ARTICLE AT Boston Channel.com

  2. Prescription drug abuse has killed more than 20,000 Americans a year, filled jails and treatment centers, and spawned a resurgence in heroin use. And nowhere ... FULL ARTICLE AT Pittsburgh Entertainment

  3. BOSTON (AP) — Attorney General-elect Maura Healey says she would consider taking legal action against pharmaceutical companies to help rein in prescription drug abuse that can lead to heroin addiction. In ... FULL ARTICLE AT San Antonio Express-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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