Oxycodone smuggling ring leader gets 17 years – kgw.com

PORTLAND – The leader of a drug-smuggling ring was sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison by a judge in Portland Monday.

Kingsley Osemwengie, 27, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced to 210 months in prison as one of 18 people convicted for the largest oxycodone drug operation ever uncovered in the U.S., the Department of Justice said.

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Tapentadol IR Better Tolerarated Than Oxycodone IR in Hospitalized Patients – Journal of…

LAS VEGAS, NV—An analysis of tapentadol immediate-release (TAP-IR) showed that it may offer an effective pain management option for post-operative hospitalized patients, as reported at PAINWeek 2012. Tapentadol immediate-release is a centrally acting analgesic that acts through mu-opioid receptor agonism and norepinephrine reuptake inhibition. It is indicated for the relief of moderate-to-severe acute pain in adults.

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