Hydrocodone is a key ingredient in the prescription painkiller Vicodin. (Sue … – WBUR

 

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Hydrocodone is a key ingredient in the prescription painkiller Vicodin. (Sue Ogrocki / AP)

Tens of millions of Americans turn to powerful painkillers to ease their sufferings. But an analysis on the sales of two prescription drugs over a decade is particularly worrisome.

Check out the interactive map below from The Associated Press showing how sales of oxycodone and hydrocodone ballooned from 2000-10. (more…)

Man admits conspiracy to sell narcotics

A Buffalo man pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, federal prosecutors announced Friday.

Scott J. Bald, 26, faces up to 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine, or both when he is sentenced July 19 by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara .

Bald and Michael McCallum of Buffalo conspired to rob the Clinton Pharmacy on Clinton Street. McCallum jumped onto (more…)

NYC Physician Dr. Gafanovich and Attorneys Now Have Something in Common

NYC Physician Dr. Gafanovich and Attorneys Now Have Something in Common Dealing with Rising Rates of Oxycodone Abuse

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 23, 2012

New York physician Dr. Marina Gafanovich, MD has long advised that the abuse of the drug Oxycodone (OxyContin) would become not only a major medical issue among chronic pain users, as more and more legislation is being passed to narrow the (more…)