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
Tuesday PM

(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…)

Cocaine, oxycodone, morphine and cash seized in Gander traffic stop – CBC.ca

Two men have been arrested and charged with multiple offences, after police seized cash and drugs from a vehicle in Gander last week.

RCMP stopped the vehicle early in the morning of Thursday, April 28.

Police seized 28 ounces of cocaine and a “large quantity” of oxycodone and morphine pills.

In addition, officers found more than $15,000 in cash.

Two men — from Glenwood and Lewisporte — were arrested and (more…)