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    Oxycontin

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    prescription painkiller OxyContin in the wake of what the agency says is a dramatic and dangerous increase in the drug's availability. Simply crushing the tablet can negate the controlled-release effect of the drug, enabling abusers to swallow or snort the drug for a powerful morphinelike high. The tablet can also be crushed, mixed with water and injected. In this paper I discuss the abuse of OxyContin and other prescription painkillers. The synthetic Opioid OxyContin has become a drug of abuse

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    The Dangers of Oxycontin

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    inform you on the dangers of Oxycontin or Oxycodone Hydrochloride. Some people, most people call it “today’s heroin”. I believe it is only a matter of time before every one of us is dealing with a loved one or a close friend who is dealing with the addiction of Oxycontin. What is all the negative hype on Oxycontin? For starters, Oxycontin is a prescribed Schedule Two drug under the controlled Substance Act because of its high tendency to cause dependence and abuse. Oxycontin was introduced by Perdue

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    OxyContin New Entry in the Drug War

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    OxyContin New Entry in the Drug War When concerned with the ethics of development in a global environment, the issue of drug abuse is of particular importance. All of the different aspects of the drug trade impact a nation, and specifically the development of a nation within a global environment. Within the United States, drug abuse has been prevalent among specific populations in society for almost a half of a century now. Historically speaking, drug abuse has erupted in many directions; new

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    Prescription narcotics

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    The Need for Restrictions “Why there should be stricter regulations on the availability of prescription narcotics” Despite efforts to decrease the number of deaths and overdoses related to narcotic medications, such as OxyContin, and minimize the number of people illegally obtaining them, the measures that the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) in specific are taking are not enough. The literal definition of a narcotic is a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to

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    was found guilty of manslaughter has been sentenced to nearly 63 years in prison. Dr. Graves was convicted by a Milton, Fla. jury of manslaughter and racketeering in connection with the overdose deaths of four patients for whom he had prescribed OxyContin and other drugs. Graves is the nation’s first doctor to be found guilty in such a case and has set a precedent. Currently, in different areas of the country, many doctors are being prosecuted for what the government claims to be manslaughter. Now

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    Oxycontin Essay

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    OxyContin Painkillers have been used for many years, and they have been beneficial to many. But one that recently took the market has been the topic of many controversial discussions. Oxycodone has always been used in modern medicine but in small amounts. OxyContin contained a higher amount of oxycodone than most opiate based pain killers, the weakest dose of OxyContin had double the amount found in said painkillers (Meier 12). This lead to the spread of abuse and addiction towards the drug. And

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    The Addiction to Oxycontin

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    rich or poor, the plague is the addiction to Oxycontin. A prescription narcotic first introduced 1996 by the Purdue Pharmaceutical Company ("The Promotion and Marketing of Oxycontin: Commercial Triumph, Public Health Tragedy). The drug Oxycontin was quickly marketed, and aggressively promoted. The pharmaceutical corporation in 1996 made $48 million dollars and in the year 2000 that sum was about 1.1 billion dollars ("The Promotion and Marketing of Oxycontin: Commercial Triumph, Public Health Tragedy)

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    Oxycontin VS Xanax Ever since I was a little girl I have always been interested in medicine and how it works. It has always fascinated me how they would categorize the many different drugs into classes and why. The ones we hear about the most in my Pharmacology class are scheduled II and schedule IV. I hate to say it but certain people in my family are very familiar with drugs. Two of my mom 's five brothers have severely used drugs. Ricki was 19 when he died from huffing 99cent paint. People will

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    Oxycontin: Stopping The Pain

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    Oxycontin To most people, pain is a nuisance, but to others pain controls their life. The feeling discomforts us in ways that can sometimes seem almost imaginable. These feelings can lead to many different side effects if not dealt with or diagnosed. These effects can include depression, anxiety, and incredible amount of stress. The truth about pain is that it is vital to our existence. Without the nervous system responding to pain, we would have no idea if we were touching a hot stove, being stuck

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    could be swayed on how and what they prescribed in the area of pain medicine. As a incentive the sales representatives were offered a lucrative bonuses to increase their sales of Oxycontin. Primary care physicians began to use more of the increasingly popular Oxycontin; by 2003, nearly half of all physicians prescribing Oxycontin were primary care doctors; some experts were concerned that primary care physicians were not trained in pain management or addiction issues. Misrepresenting the risk of addiction

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