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Crisis of the Week: Purdue Pharma Confronts Oxycontin Allegations

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
This is a weekly commentary by external experts. Purdue Pharma LP, the drug company that makes painkiller OxyContin, is this week's crisis focus, following an L.A.
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Dissecting an OxyContin pipeline

Press Herald - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
The doctor began prescribing the opioid painkiller OxyContin - in extraordinary quantities. In a single week in September, she issued orders for 1,500 pills, more than entire pharmacies sold in a month.

Oregon novelist envisions the toll OxyContin can take on a community - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Chief among those secrets is the extent of the damage OxyContin has done in Dupee's hometown in Kentucky, the author's native state.

Robber in gun-shooting jewelry heist gets 7 years

Hamilton Spectator - ‎13 hours ago‎
Miljanovic also pleaded guilty to unrelated charges in 2013 and 2014 of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and illegally possessing OxyContin and a prohibited weapon (brass knuckles). Court heard in an agreed statement of facts that ...

Addiction has destroyed entire cities, yet we continue to fight a failed drug war

Los Angeles Times - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
To the editor: Once again, the story is told in heartbreaking detail how OxyContin abuse has devastated the lives of addicts and their families.
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3 plead to manslaughter in 2011 death of Ont. man decapitated, dismembered at house party

Toronto Sun - ‎9 hours ago‎
On the menu: alcohol, weed, powder and crack cocaine, heroin, Oxycontin and Fentanyl. Mearow, Mitchell and their girlfriends decided to stay in that night and invited others over.

Drugs thefts prompt $8-million reno at New Westminster hospital

The Record (New Westminster) - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
At Royal Columbian Hospital, 19 five-milligram Oxycontin pills went missing in 2012 and 100 millilitres of morphine went missing last year without explanation.

US Senators Have No Courage to Investigate Big Pharma and Save Lives

Salem-News.Com - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - How many deaths could have been prevented Senator Leahy if you had the courage to initiate an investigation into the maker of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma when I implored you to do so? Would we now be fighting for the lives of our ...

Ontario to stop paying for high-dose opioids

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Purdue pulled OxyContin from the market in 2012 and replaced it with OxyNEO, a tamper-resistant alternative that is difficult to crush, snort or inject for a quick high.

Doctors find more questions than answers about medical marijuana

Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Unlike an opioid, Oxycontin for instance, where the results are felt immediately, there is some preparation with cannabis. There are three hybrid strains of the product, and dosage is highly individualized.
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新浪网 - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
OXYCONTIN中文名奥施康定,是羟考酮的缓释片,主要用于持续的中、重度疼痛而需要24小时止痛的患者。OXYCONTIN在1995年上市,半衰期12小时,可以每天早晚8点服用,而普通剂型半衰期3~4小时,每天需口服6次,因此缓释剂型提 ...

Street Version Of Drug That Killed Prince Is Causing Wave Of Overdoses

HipHopDX - ‎8 hours ago‎
Many suppliers and dealers are said to have a hand in mixing the pills to boost the effectiveness of heroin and OxyContin and Canada has narrowed down imports from China as a big catalyst for the ongoing issue.

Funding sought to allow Peterborough Regional Health Centre to offer take-home naloxone kits for overdose survivors

Peterborough Examiner - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
An overdose of opioid drugs such as morphine, methadone or OxyContin can cause a person's breathing to stop. Naloxone is an injectable medication that can reverse this so the person can breathe again.
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Record numbers of overdose deaths prompt new provincial actions on drug addiction - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
It has called on the federal government to restrict access to machines used to press illicit pills such as fake Oxycontin tablets.

Officials declare state of emergency over drug crisis on Stoney Nakoda First Nation

Calgary Sun - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
A prescription painkiller, fentanyl is up to 100 times more potent than morphine and is often passed off as a new form of OxyContin. “A lot of people are abusing it. And once you're hooked, that's a jealous mistress. Once it hooks you, it wrecks your ...

New prescribing rules confuse BC patients and doctors

Vancouver Sun - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
OxyContin is one of several powerful painkillers causing concern at the College of Physician and Surgeons of B.C. over prescribing rules.

Big Pharma Promotes Legal Drug Addiction

Live Trading News - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Introducing long-acting opioid painkillers like OxyContin, which prior to reformulation in 2010 could be snorted or shot. Many addicts claimed the high from OxyContin was better than heroin. In fact, from a chemical standpoint, OxyContin is nearly ...

Can't Quit Football: For Steve Smith Sr., Comeback Is 'Life and Death'

Bleacher Report - ‎20 hours ago‎
He opened the bottle of Oxycontin and dumped the pills in the toilet. For two months, Smith could not bear weight on his right leg.
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July 26: Ontario's move on opioid funding. Plus other letters to the editor

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
I was considering killing myself because of the unrelenting extreme pain before I found a doctor who would prescribe Oxycontin. Too many were more concerned about me possibly becoming addicted than treating unbearable pain - a completely ridiculous ...
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Hazel Park Man Found Competent For Trial In Woman's Murder, Mutilation

CBS Local - ‎6 hours ago‎
At his arraignment, McClanahan told the judge that had taken Oxycontin as well as Xanax, and was drinking alcohol on the night of White's death.