What you should know about the painkiller and opioid abuse epidemic – Reno Gazette Journal

Oxycodone played a big role in the arrest of nine suspects, including a local doctor, as part of a federal investigation on an alleged drug ring in Reno.

Here’s a quick primer on the drug, trends surrounding its abuse and why it is attracting a lot of attention from law enforcement and health authorities.

What is oxycodone?

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Overprescription of painkillers behind heroin resurgence in Australia, experts -…

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Bags of Oxycodone, that were found in a police raid in Young, in the southwest of NSW. The overprescription of the drug is not only leading to dangerous doctor shopping, but driving addicts to illicit drugs like heroin.

ONE of the most dangerous illicit drugs to hit our streets is making a quiet and deadly comeback — and experts say legal prescriptions (more…)

Two charged with heroin, oxycodone trafficking – Quad-Cities Online

Two Tucson, Ariz. men are in Henry County Jail on $500,000 bond on Class X felony drug charges.

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Luis A. Hertado-Marquez, 28, and Francisco A. Munoz-Espinoza, 25, were charged in Henry County Circuit Court Friday with two counts Class X felony controlled substance trafficking, two counts Class X possession with intent to deliver, Class 1 felony possession of more than 900 grams (more…)