Roswell Woman Indicted on Federal Charges for Counterfeit Oxycodone Pills Containing…

Cathine Lavina Sellers of Roswell, Georgia, has been arraigned on federal charges of possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, and two synthetic opioids, furanyl-fentanyl and U-47700. A search warrant affidavit in the case alleges that Sellers was selling counterfeit 30mg Roxicodone (oxycodone) pills out of her residence in Roswell.

In conjunction with this arrest, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Atlanta (more…)

Key signaling protein associated with addiction controls the actions of oxycodone on pain…

RGS9-2, a key signaling protein in the brain known to play a critical role in the development of addiction-related behaviors, acts as a positive modulator of oxycodone reward in both pain-free and chronic pain states, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published online January 17 in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. The mechanisms of (more…)

State crime lab confirms confiscated pill is fentanyl disguised as oxycodone – SitNews

First time extremely potent synthetic opioid found in this form in Alaska

January 03, 2017
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(SitNews) Anchorage, Alaska – Following the arrest of an individual for driving under the influence of drugs in Juneau, one of the items found in their possession was a pill that appeared to be a 30 mg oxycodone tablet. Testing at the Alaska State Crime Lab, however, (more…)