Oxycodone laced with dangerous fentanyl found in Anne Arundel – CapitalGazette.com

Oxycodone pills cut with the deadly synthetic drug fentanyl have been found in Anne Arundel County, the Maryland State Police reported.

Oxycodone, sometimes known by the brand names Oxycontin or Roxicodone, is a synthetic opioid used to treat moderate to severe pain.

Fentanyl is much more powerful than most other opioids. Police frequently ascribe the increase in overdoses in the state in the (more…)

New Jersey firefighter charged with selling oxycodone in Hackensack – WTVD-TV

HACKENSACK, New Jersey

A New Jersey firefighter has been charged with selling the opioid pain medication oxycodone.

After a joint investigation, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and Hackensack police arrested 35-year-old James Rattacasa.

They say he peddled oxycodone in and around Hackensack.

According to the Bergen County Prosecutor, on May 6, Oakland police revived a 33-year-old male overdose victim using Naloxone, an overdose reversal (more…)

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…)