News tagged with oxycodone

Painkiller sales soar around US, fuel addiction

(AP) -- Sales of the nation's two most popular prescription painkillers have exploded in new parts of the country, an Associated Press analysis shows, worrying experts who say the push to relieve patients' ...

Apr 05, 2012
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Calif. doc charged with murder for prescriptions

(AP) -- The doctor passed out prescriptions for drugs like Xanax and OxyContin, Vicodin and Adderall at a rate of 25 per day for three years, with only cursory patient examinations and a minimum of questions, authorities ...

Mar 02, 2012
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Sales of oxycodone by doctors fall in Florida

The number of oxycodone pills sold by Florida doctors dropped dramatically in 2011, following a series of high-profile arrests and a legislative crackdown on the storefront "pill mills" that made South Florida the hub of ...

Feb 02, 2012
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Friends and family enable most opioid abusers

(Medical Xpress) -- A new study by Yale School of Medicine reveals that nearly one third of those who use opioids for non-medical reasons obtain these drugs directly from physicians, but the majority get them ...

Jun 15, 2011
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