Is Oxycodone Dangerous?It is estimated that 52 million Americans have used prescription medications for non-medical uses at least one in their lifetime, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, translating into ap...September 5, 2013
Signs & Symptoms of Addiction to PainkillersBy definition prescription drug abuse is the non-medical use of a medication that is used in a way to attain a ‘high.’ It is estimated that 52 million Americans have used prescription medications for...August 16, 2013
Recreational Use of OxycodoneThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently took a step in trying to halt the abuse, or recreational use of oxycodone (OxyContin). On April 16, 2013, the FDA approved abuse-deterrent labeling...April 21, 2013
Is Oxycodone the Same as Percocet?Oxycodone and Percocet are both medications that are used to treat moderate to severe pain, which have important similarities and differences that people who suffer from pain and are prescribed these...February 28, 2013
What is in Percocet?Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen tablets) is a brand name for a type of pain medication manufactured by Endo Pharmaceuticals. Percocet contains a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. Sinc...February 20, 2013
What is OxyContin?
OxyContin is the brand name for an opioid analgesic containing the active ingredient oxycodone (also found in Percocet and Percodan).
OxyContin is a legal narcotic that is availabl...
OxyContin abuse falling, but heroin abuse risingLast November, a pharmacist being held up in a robbery had an interesting request from her attacker: he didn't want OxyContin--he wanted methadone.
Dr. Gregory G. Davis, professor of pathology at the...January 11, 2013
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