Painkiller Sales Soar Around US, Fuel Addiction – WITN

Sales of the nation’s two most popular prescription painkillers have exploded in new parts of the country, an Associated Press analysis shows, worrying experts who say the push to relieve patients’ suffering is spawning an addiction epidemic.

From New York‘s Staten Island to Santa Fe, N.M., Drug Enforcement Administration figures show dramatic rises between 2000 and 2010 in the distribution of oxycodone, (more…)

Pain Management North – Oxycodone and Oxycontin

Oxycodone and its long-acting form Oxycontin gets the most publicity and is the market share leader in the category of opioid pain medications used for moderate to severe pain. Is it really effective for chronic pain?