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  1. 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

  2. Study finds big jump in opioid-related deaths

    Use of opiods such as OxyContin and codeine is tied to one in eight deaths among young people, according a new study. FULL ARTICLE AT Toronto Sun

  1. Newly appointed Ludlow Police Chief Paul Madera says department will do more to address drug abuse

    The Dias Foundation is about to open its first sober home in Springfield. LUDLOW – The town needs to do more to address its drug problem, Paul Madera, appointed by selectmen ... FULL ARTICLE AT MassLive.com

  2. Use of opioids such as OxyContin, morphine and codeine is a leading cause of death in young adults, say researchers in Ontario who reviewed coroner reports spanning nearly 20 years. FULL ARTICLE AT CBC Canada

  3. Two California counties and the city of Chicago, hard hit by OxyContin addiction, are suing the drug's manufacturers. Reporter Emily Green says they're charging that the drug-makers have ... FULL ARTICLE AT NPR

  1. Critics: Docs part of opiate crisis

    Bay State physicians rank in the top 10 nationally in prescribing OxyContin and other opiates, according to a shocking new federal report that experts say should be a wake-up call ... FULL ARTICLE AT Boston Herald

  2. Critics: Docs part of crisis

    Bay State physicians rank in the top 10 nationally in prescribing OxyContin and other opiates, according to a shocking new federal report that experts say should be a wake-up call ... FULL ARTICLE AT Boston Herald

  3. Powerful painkillers have been driving the nation's rising rate of overdose deaths, and now the government is singling out the states where doctors write the most prescriptions.A second ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Wichita Eagle

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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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