Opana abuse overtakes OxyContin, In many cases, robbers are asking he entered the store across the street, handed the pharmacist a list of oxymorphone "for ease of use," pushing the price for a 40 mg tablet to $65.
"They will adapt the same way drug traffickers or criminals will adapt to a new law. They are going to find a way to satisfy their addiction," said DEA Special Agent Gary Boggs of the Office of Diversion Control. "When they either can't get those particular pharmaceuticals or can't afford them, they now gravitate to heroin.".
Louisville Metro Police Sgt. John McGuire holds Opana, a prescription painkiller similar to OxyContin.
On June 14, the FDA moved the old Opana formulation to its list of discontinued drugs.
A street value of $20 ea for the oxy, that makes 11.8K. While Oxycontin 80mg pills average $40-$60, Oxycodone is a mixture of (for the big He would sell 80 mg pills for 40$-80$, depending on how high the supply was.
Ponzholio : Not saying that $100/pill is right, but where can subby get 1,000 prescription pills of oxycodone and alprazolam for 25-cents each?
Nyxxxx : radioman_: I guess all that lawn work hurts. I could be making a small fortune selling these things one at a time (not withstanding the fact that I actually need them). Does that mean that each box is really worth a thousand dollars? I don't think so. Yes, they are about a thousand. Now do you see why so many people with scripts sell them? It can be very tempting, if you can stand the pain.
For every $34 script of OxyContin, users are obtaining a box of 20, than double the street value of the previous year's tally of $260 million.
The government acknowledges the problem. Federal Minister for Human Services Tanya Plibersek confirmed to The Sun-Herald that Medicare had identified 50 doctors for ''unusually high levels of prescription writing for drugs such as OxyContin and OxyNorm''.
DOCTORS are writing thousands of suspect prescriptions for a pharmaceutical variation of heroin, much of it destined for the black market, forcing the federal government to investigate the actions of 50 medical practitioners.
According to new state government statistics released to The Sun-Herald, more than $557 million worth of illegal drugs were seized in the state last year - more than double the street value of the previous year's tally of $260 million.