Oxycodone pain killer



FDA Approves New Painkiller From Oxy Maker Purdue Pharma

5/10/2016
12:35 | Hannah Hoggarth
Oxycodone pain killer
FDA Approves New Painkiller From Oxy Maker Purdue Pharma

A new oxycodone painkiller called Tarqiniq ER will feature a naloxone inhibitor when tablet is crushed.

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A new oxycodone painkiller called Tarqiniq ER will feature a naloxone inhibitor when tablet is crushed.

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Oxycodone Opioid Narcotic Painkiller Overdose Deaths

3/8/2016
02:55 | Olivia Holiday
Oxycodone pain killer
Oxycodone Opioid Narcotic Painkiller Overdose Deaths

The prescription painkiller oxycodone has been linked to more deaths over the last 15 years than any other pharmaceutical.

Oxycodone is the deadliest prescription drug in the U.S., according to statistics released by the Food and Drug Administration. The agency received more than 5,500 reports of deaths caused by oxycodone between 1998 and 2005, more than any opioid painkiller or other prescription drug.

The manufacturer targeted physicians who prescribed OxyContin frequently, paid its sales representatives large bonuses as an incentive to increase OxyContin sales, and issued coupons entitling new patients to free samples at participating pharmacies.

This increase was due in part to the way that one form of oxycodone, known as OxyContin, was marketed by its manufacturer.

Oxycodone Opioid Narcotic Painkiller Overdose Deaths

10/15/2016
05:15 | Ethan Adamson
Oxycodone pain killer
Oxycodone Opioid Narcotic Painkiller Overdose Deaths

The prescription painkiller oxycodone has been linked to more deaths over the last 15 years than any other pharmaceutical.

The high number of deaths caused by oxycodone overdose is due in part to the alarming frequency at which the drug is being prescribed. According to statistics from the Drug Enforcement Agency, prescriptions for opioid painkillers such as oxycodone have risen by 600% since 1997.

Oxycodone is the deadliest prescription drug in the U.S., according to statistics released by the Food and Drug Administration.

Southern States Have the Highest Painkiller Prescription Rates

9/14/2016
04:05 | Hannah Hoggarth
Oxycodone pain killer
Southern States Have the Highest Painkiller Prescription Rates

Southern States Have the Highest Painkiller Prescription Rates than 50 percent decrease in overdose deaths from the opioid oxycodone.

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The report highlights the urgent need to change prescribing practices in states with particularly high rates of painkiller prescriptions, because the overprescribing of these drugs can result in fatal overdoses, the CDC said.

One way in which states can address the overprescribing of painkillers is to increase their use of databases known as prescription-drug monitoring programs, which track patients' painkiller prescriptions, the CDC said. These databases can help identify prescribing problems, such as when multiple doctors are prescribing painkillers to the same patient.

In 2011, nearly 17,000 deaths involved overdoses of opioid painkillers, the CDC said.

Why OxyContin Is So Appealing

6/11/2016
01:25 | Ethan Adamson
Oxycodone pain killer
Why OxyContin Is So Appealing

Approved in 1995 by the FDA as a moderate-to-severe painkiller, the drug's active ingredient is oxycodone, a morphine-like substance that is found in Percodan.

Addicts, unfortunay, have found a way to get to the high dose of oxycodone while circumventing the time-release mechanism: by crushing the pills, then snorting or dissolving and injecting them, resulting in a powerful morphine-like high. That makes them valuable too: A 100-tablet bottle of OxyContin sold for hundreds of dollars at the pharmacy can go for thousands on the street.

And, they say, some of the drug abusers go to extraordinary lengths to convince doctors they are legitimate patients in need of the drug, sometimes even endangering those doctors, and ultimay even keeping legitimate patients from getting it.

As a result, OxyContin has also become one of the nation's most-abused drugs, linked to more than 100 fatal overdoses in the country.