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OxyContin Tops List of Abused Prescription Drugs: Survey
Oxycodone -- the active ingredient in OxyContin -- and hydrocodone are the most popular drugs among Americans who abuse prescription painkillers, a new study finds.
Are you getting pain meds you don't need?
Oxycontin. Vicodin. Percocet. Opiates like these can make the agony of surgery or cancer more bearable.
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Doctor: Drug mix-up didn't lead to death
A man was given the wrong medications about 12 hours before he was found dead Sunday at the Rehabilitation Center of Des Moines, but a doctor determined the mistake did not contribute to the man's death, police said.
Burlington cop arraigned on charges of falsifying prescriptions, insurance fraud
A Burlington police officer was released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty to charges of falsifying prescriptions, yielding nearly 300 Percocet pills, and making false disability claims, collecting tens of thousands of dollars.
Are Prescription Painkillers Over-Prescribed To Non-Surgical...
Although many types of prescription drugs are abused, the most frequent and deadliest candidates for misuse are prescription painkillers, also known as opioid pain relievers.
Pain med prescribing guidelines mostly agree
Doctors are well aware that prescribing powerful painkillers known as opioids carries risks for addiction, misuse and accidental overdose - but at least professional guidelines agree on the precautions they can take, say researchers.
Prescription painkiller abuse exploding in Hamilton
Where crack once reigned as the most dangerous drug in the city, painkiller opiates like oxycodone, fentanyl, percocet and morphine have moved in, creating a crippling and pervasive addiction problem for drug users.