Oxycodone laced with dangerous fentanyl found in Anne Arundel – CapitalGazette.com

Oxycodone pills cut with the deadly synthetic drug fentanyl have been found in Anne Arundel County, the Maryland State Police reported.

Oxycodone, sometimes known by the brand names Oxycontin or Roxicodone, is a synthetic opioid used to treat moderate to severe pain.

Fentanyl is much more powerful than most other opioids. Police frequently ascribe the increase in overdoses in the state in the (more…)

Upstate NY parents imprisoned for giving lethal dose of oxycodone … – NewYorkUpstate.com

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York couple has been sentenced to prison for giving their emaciated and disabled 5-year-old son a lethal overdose of the opioid painkiller oxycodone through his feeding tube.

Broome County Court Judge Kevin Dooley sentenced 46-year-old Charles Burks to 13 years and 40-year-old Jennifer Burks to nine years in prison on Thursday. They had pleaded guilty to (more…)

Fake oxycodone appearing on Albuquerque streets – KOB 4

Dr. Christian Shaw with Duke City Recovery Toolbox, an Albuquerque recovery center, said his clinic has seen about 20 people test positive for a drug called “blue.” It’s a man-made cartel-driven drug. Shaw said this time last year, they didn’t see any of this affecting our population. Drug Enforcement Administration officials say drug cartels are pushing fake oxycodone pills, lacing them (more…)