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Cocaine, OxyContin and cash seized following search of vehicles, downtown apartment

CTV News - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A 23-year-old Calgary man face three charges following Wednesday's execution of search warrants in connection with a suspected drug trafficking cell.

Oxycontin: how Purdue Pharma helped spark the opioid epidemic

The Conversation US - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
The answer, according to published reports, is that all battled addiction to OxyContin, an opioid pain reliever now sometimes called “rich man's heroin” but known on the street simply as “Killer.
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OxyContin Was Born in Connecticut, Did it Fuel the Heroin Epidemic?

Connecticut Magazine (blog) - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
The prescription opioid OxyContin became “a focal point of opioid abuse issues that would continue to escalate into the late 2000s and beyond,” according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Peteborough man found with $8000 worth of Oxycontin to pay $1000 fine

Kawartha Media Group - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
Peterborough police's drug unit conducted a vehicle stop on Monaghan Road on Jan. 10, 2015 night and reportedly seized $8,000 worth of Oxy 80s, $1,743.55 in crash and a 2003 Acura Mazda MDX SUV.

Biotech Entrepreneur, Others Want OxyContin Case Reheard

Law360 (subscription) - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
The Federal Circuit affirmed the findings U.S. District Judge Sidney H. Stein made in 2014 after a three-week bench trial over Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.'s planned generic OxyContin, and also affirmed the judge's decision to dismiss Purdue's similar ...
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FDA to consider mandating opioid training for docs

Houston Chronicle - ‎4 hours ago‎
While public health advocates urged the agency to apply the measures to all painkillers, the FDA decided to limit its action to long-acting painkillers like OxyContin and Opana, because of their high levels of drug ingredients. The risk-management ...
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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day held in Luzerne County

Wilkes Barre Times-Leader - ‎3 hours ago‎
FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. Prescription painkillers should not be a first-choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal ...
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ISP, AG's office kicks off prescription drug take-back day

WISH-TV - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. Prescription painkillers should not be a first-choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal ...

Heroin fight begins with fewer painkillers

Belleville News-Democrat - ‎2 hours ago‎
Purdue Pharma has sold more than $27 billion worth of the powerful painkiller OxyContin since its introduction in 1996. Opioids are often a gateway to heroin abuse locally, with nine overdose deaths so far this year.

Big Pharma Under Pressure to Pay For Drug Take-Back Programs

Fortune - ‎13 hours ago‎
He wanted to enlist companies' help in fighting abuse of medications; he eventually won meetings with representatives from Pfizer and Purdue Pharma, which manufactures the popular painkiller OxyContin. In March, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker ...

Ottawa urged to reconsider tamper-resistant oxycodone

The Globe and Mail - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Purdue Pharma, a leading opioid manufacturer, holds the patent on tamper-resistant oxycodone with its OxyNEO drug, an updated version of OxyContin. The rule change would have forced generic oxycodone off the market and granted Purdue a monopoly.
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What you should know about the painkiller and opioid abuse epidemic

Reno Gazette Journal - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Opioids work by reducing the the intensity of pain signals that reach the brain. Examples of oxycodone drugs are OxyContin and Percocet, which are used to treat moderate to severe pain.

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The Globe and Mail - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
“He said if fentanyl is starting to replace OxyContin, this could be dangerous,” recalled chief coroner Lisa Lapointe. Dr.
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45 people arrested during Cocke County drug bust

WATE 6 On Your Side - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
OxyContin is an extended-release opioid that has long been used to treat around-the-clock pain in adults. But most pain medications are not approved for use in children.

Rob And Nick Reiner Say 'Being Charlie' Is 'Drawn From Our Lives'

NPR - ‎14 hours ago‎
I'm all for honesty, so I have definitely done things similar to [Charlie stealing OxyContin from a sick old woman]. I can't say I've done that in quite some time but when I was going through a lot of that stuff - sure.
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Prince May Have Died Days After a Drug Overdose. This "Miracle" Drug Could Save Others.

Mother Jones - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
News of the possible drug overdose comes during an unprecedented surge in US deaths linked to opioids, such as heroin and OxyContin. The sharp rise in overdoses has fueled a debate about making the reversal drug, which may have been used on the ...
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Prince traveled several miles from his home to pick up pain pills to reportedly avoid 'paper trail': report

New York Daily News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Pharmacies often "red flag" patients who are refilling controlled substances such as Percocet, Vicodin, Xanax and Oxycontin. AUTHORITIES SEARCH PHARMACY WHERE PRINCE PICKED UP PRESCRIPTIONS. On Thursday, authorities reportedly served ...

As opiate epidemic widens, prescription drugs turned in voluntarily

Buffalo News - ‎4 hours ago‎
They dropped off Adderall, Paxil and hydrocodone that Dunne had been prescribed and hydrocodone, Oxycontin and Lortab that Hosey's mother had been prescribed for knee pain.

Marijuana could help treat painkiller, heroin addiction

Daily Record - ‎8 hours ago‎
But the research falls short of concluding marijuana helps wean people off opioids - Vicodin, Oxycontin and related painkillers - and heroin, and many medical professionals say it's not enough for them to confidently prescribe it.

Chronic pain sufferers could be refused opioids as Liberals ditch anti-tampering plan, doctors warn

National Post - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
OxyContin, a brand-name version of oxycodone and one of the most abused drugs in history, was voluntarily replaced by its manufacturer in 2012 with a tamper-resistant version called OxyNEO, which is tougher to crush, snort or inject, the preferred ...
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