What is Oxycodone? Everything you need to know about the deadly drug – Birmingham Mail

A drug called oxycodone has been making headlines across the globe over recent months.

Rumours surfaced regarding music icon Prince’s dependence on the drug in the wake of the Purple Rain singer’s death.

And WWE legend Chyna was found to have traces of the substance in her system after she was found dead.

But what is it? What are its effects? How is it (more…)

Driver, Slumped at McDonald’s Drive Thru, Arrested for Oxycodone Possession – Warwick Post

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The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.

WARWICK, RI — Officer Manuel Pacheco and three other officers were called to the McDonald’s at 2390 Warwick Ave. Sept. 16 at 8:22 p.m. for a report of a driver in a blue van who appeared to have passed out, ultimately arresting the man on a charge of oxycodone possession.

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Oxycontin vs Oxycodone: The Important Differences Between Opioid Painkillers – Medical…

Oxycodone and OxyContin are both popular painkillers, and their similar composition and names may make it easy to mix up the two. Here’s what you need to know about both medications to ensure that you don’t make a possibly fatal mistake.

Oxycodone is an opioid pain medication used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is the active ingredient in brand medication OxyContin, as well as (more…)