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Oxycontin Abuse

OxyContin has become one of the most abused prescription drugs in the short time it has been on the market.

Oxycontin Withdrawal Symptoms
The severity and length of withdrawal symptoms will vary from individual to individual.

Basic Facts About OxyContin
Oxycontin is the time-release form of oxycodone, a semi-synthetic opioid analgesic usually prescribed for chronic and severe pain. Because it contains a larger amount of oxycodone, it has become one of the most abused prescription drugs in the United States.

What Were Your Worse Oxycontin Withdrawal Symptoms?
Did you experience withdrawal symptoms when you quit or cut down on Oxycontin? What were the hardest to deal with? How did you cope?

FDA Blocks Generic OxyContin
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has rejected the manufacture of generic versions of OxyContin in it's original form because the risks outweigh the benefits.

New OxyContin Pill Harder to Abuse?
A new version of OxyContin, packaged in a manner that supposedly makes it more difficult to abuse, is out on the market, but the jury is still out on whether or not the new pills will reduce abuse of the painkiller drug.

Former Oxy Users Switching to Heroin
While abuse of OxyContin has significantly decreased in the past few years, the use of heroin during that same time has almost doubled.

FDA Panel Questions 'Safer' OxyContin Version
The manufacturers of the painkilling drug OxyContin claim they have come up with a harder-to-abuse version of the pill, but a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel wants more testing to make sure.

Diversion and Abuse
This NDIC bulletin addresses the diversion and abuse of the prescription pain reliever OxyContin and the impact of abuse, particularly in the eastern United States.

OxyContin Abuse May Get Crushed
Purdue Pharma L.P., the maker of OxyContin, is developing a new painkiller which would less likely be a target of drug-abusers.

The Effects of Abusing Legitimate Drugs
Overuse and abuse of prescription opioid drugs can have harmful ramifications for their legitimate and appropriate use.

DEA Targets OxyContin Abuse
OxyContin is one of the best-selling brand-name drugs in the world and also one of the most abused drugs. A mere five years since it became FDA-approved, the drug is making headlines.

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