Facts About Opioids — Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Codeine & Others – Live Science

by Alina Bradford, Live Science Contributor   |   February 26, 2016 12:11am ET

Opioids are powerful painkillers give relief to those in acute pain. They can be dangerous with misuse, though, and should only be taken under the advisement of a medical professional. 

Uses and types

Opioids are derived from the opium poppy or from synthetic versions or it. They are usually prescribed to (more…)

Woman prescribed oxycodone hours after recovering from heroin overdose – EMS1.com

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Leader of Boise Oxycodone and Heroin Organization Sentenced to Ten Years in … -…

BOISE – Austin Serb, 22, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison for distributing tens of thousands of oxycodone pills and heroin in a large scale drug trafficking conspiracy. Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Serb to serve three years of supervised release, 200 hours of community service, and to forfeit $1,000,000 in (more…)