Of all the prescription pills people used – Xanax, Klonopin, Percocet, Vicodin, Adderrall, Rittalin, Codeine – OxyContin, the brand name for.
In regard to suppliers, Twillman says pharmaceutical companies must go to the DEA and report how many pills they will manufacture the upcoming year. The DEA, however, is mandated by law to ensure there is enough medication available for the people who need it. OxyContin is obviously overprescribed, and to cut the numbers of pills manufactured as rates of use rise seems like an obvious solution.
Drugs are another common way to escape boredom. Pop one pill and working at the local pizza parlor after school might not be such a drag.
As was evidenced in Russia’s attempts to crack down on heroin, addicts will do nearly anything, including injecting flesh-rotting house-held chemicals, to avoid withdrawal.
Doctors and patients about their blockbuster pain pill OxyContin, leading to a vicious addiction epidemic across large swaths of the state.
To call this a coincidence would be analogous to declaring no connection between loosening enforcement on drunk driving laws and observing a sudden increase in deaths caused by drunk driving. It goes almost without saying that these figures dovetail seamlessly with the release of OxyContin and Purdue’s marketing timeline, which hit hardest in the early 2000s.
According to an article published in The American Journal of Public Health, “ The Promotion and Marketing of OxyContin: Commercial Triumph, Public Health Tragedy, ” Purdue increased its number of sales representatives from 318 in 1996 to 671 in 2000.
A dramatic growth in the number of pain-management clinics has led to increased prescription-drug-overdose deaths in Florida. Can new laws.
The clinics are coming under more fire than ever. Florida legislators have already passed a law that is supposed to create a database to track pain-pill purchases as 38 other states already have. And there's more legislation in the pipeline this year, including laws that would make it illegal for anyone other than a doctor in good standing to run one of the clinics, ban advertising by the clinics and limit how much pain medicine can be dispensed at one time.
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There are more of these pain clinics here in Broward County than there are McDonald's restaurants: 115 so-called pill mills, vs.
Oxycontin is a time-released version of pure oxycodone that's been But it didn't dampen demand: a 30mg pill of Oxycontin still sells for $20 to.
“You are going to have little old ladies who are in significant pain who get hooked on this and start using it even when they don’t need it.”
And there are always “rogue doctors” willing to write a prescription. Addicts build up tolerance to their usual drug of choice and “are always looking for the new pill,” he said.
“It’s tremendously concerning that at the same time policy makers and law enforcement professionals are waging a war on the growing prescription drug crisis, new and more powerful super-drugs could well be on their way, flooding the market,” he said.
He didn't even take the pill. ; How One Oxycontin Pill Ruined The Life Of A Former Merrill Broker. Julia La Roche. Aug. 8, 2012, 4:05 PM; 7,351; 14 · facebook.
The story offers a remarkable example of how devastating and silly the drug war is.
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Read the rest of the story at Reason.com >. And that's just the beginning of his nightmarish ordeal.
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Here's what he said went down:
He didn't even take the pill.
He also told Reason that he had never taken Oxycontin in his entire life. James told Reason that a friend gave him the pill for the show, but he decided against taking it.
Iowa Department of Public Safety Reason.com's Mike Rigg's has a incredible story about how a former Merrill Lynch stockbroker named "James" destroyed his career in finance all thanks to a single Oxycontin pill he never even took.
His attorney told him to plead no-contest explaining that he would probably just get probation and then have his record expunged, James told Reason.
Unable to find employment at a financial firm, James ended up taking a job as as a short order cook.
Back in 2006, James, who was 24 and attending grad school for his MBA while working full time at Merrill, was pulled over for speeding after a concert in Florida.
However, the fallout from having that one pill was much worse than he ever anticipated.
During a search, police found a single Oxycontin pill in his pocket and arrested him for illegal possession of the drug.
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