Will Banning Oxycodone for Young Patients Roll Back the Opioid Crisis? – The Chronicle of…

One California state senator thinks it might. Pain patients and researchers? Not so much.

When Anne Fuqua was a teenager she came down with a rare neurological disorder that caused her muscles to involuntarily twist, contort and spasm. She compared the ache to having a perpetual Charley horse. At 14 years old, her only reprieve from constant cramping came in the form (more…)

Investigators: drug ring involved 120000 oxycodone pills worth $2.4 million on the street…

An FBI agent who investigated an alleged prescription drug ploy involving a local doctor said in federal court Friday that approximately 120,000 oxycodone pills were obtained through prescriptions and sold on the streets for about $17 to $25 each, totaling an estimated $2.4 million.

Richmond-area physician Clarence Scranage Jr., 61, is facing federal charges in the alleged oxycodone “pill mill” operation.

A detention (more…)

Kratom and oxycodone – Clinical Advisor

I think that kratom is much safer than some of the FDA– and US Drug Enforcement Administration–approved medications, such as oxycodone. I treat patients for opioid addiction, and I have a few who have stopped using opioids and are now on a stable, individualized dose that the patient decides. I know that this takes the control away (more…)