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What is Oxycontin?

Oxycontin is an incredibly powerful narcotic used to relieve pain. It is classified as an opoid agonist with effects similar to those of morphine. Oxycontin is otherwise known as Oxycodone in the clinical medicine community. Familiar street names are: berries, blues, roxies, and 30’s. Most commonly, Oxcontin is prescribed to relieve the effects of acute, chronic and severe pain that last for long durations of time. It generally is ingested, but abusers often inject it, inhale it or take it rectally. Oxycontin also has powerful mood altering properties. Therefore, it is often abused and used illicitly. Oxycontin use often leads to the feeling of euphoria, mitigates anxiety and provides a sense of well- being. As with most medications, there are side effects. Some commonly reported side effects are: headache, lightheadedness, memory loss, diarrhea, impotence and even overdose. Oxycontin is often referred to as the gateway drug to Heroin, as Heroin is often far less expensive, much more easy to obtain and provides similar effects. Severe withdrawal symptoms are common, some include muscle pain, insomnia, flu like symptoms, nausea, and anxiety. Due to its addictive properties, Oxcontin often starts out with a valid doctor’s prescription. Yet, it commonly ends with the user “doctor shopping” to obtain the substance for illicit use. Stolen prescriptions as well as internet purchases are also common.

Americans Are Progressively Becoming Addicted To Oxycontin

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Friday, 28 September 2012.

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Oxycontin is an extraordinarily efficient painkiller which, perhaps, is the reason that it is equally addictive.

Oxycontin For Children

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Thursday, 05 July 2012.

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The manufacturer and distributor of Oxycontin is seeking permission from the Food and Drug Administration to market the incredibly addictive and often taboo painkiller as suitable for use by children of at least 6 years old in an effort to maintain the corporation’s expiring patent for six more months.

Painkillers: Doctor Shopping Still An Issue

on Thursday, 21 June 2012.

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Although more people are becoming aware of prescription painkiller abuse, the problem doesn’t seem to be getting much better.

Augusta Pharmacy Robbed For OxyContin

on Wednesday, 20 June 2012.

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Two men are being charged with robbery after a CVS was held up Monday. Michael Pierce, 32, and Jeffery Hodgkins, 31, were arrested in relation to the hold up.

Former State Official Busted Selling OxyContin

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012.

State Official Busted Selling OxyContin

A former Salem official is facing felony drug charges.

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