Sharp rise in ‘hillbilly heroin’ painkiller prescriptions could lead to … – Daily Mail

  • Prescriptions of addictive painkiller oxycodone soared in recent years
  • It was prescribed more than a million times in England last year
  • Known as ‘hillbilly heroin’ because of abuse in rural areas of the US 
  • Fears it could see people switch to heroin as it is easier and cheaper to buy

Grandmother charged in infant’s death after Oxycodone found in system – WBTW – Myrtle…

Prostitution bust nets 9 arrests in Florence

Prostitution bust nets 9 arrests in Florence

Thursday, December 18 2014 10:59 AM EST2014-12-18 15:59:31 GMT

Major Carlos Raines with the Florence Police Department tells News13 their Special Investigative Unit conducted an undercover prostitution sting. Detectives posted on internet sites known to advertise for prostitution. The detectives made arrangements to meetand that’s when the busts were (more…)

Collegium Pharmaceutical announces issuance of US patent for Oxycodone … -…

PBR Staff Writer Published 18 October 2013

Collegium Pharmaceutical, a specialty pharmaceutical company, has announced that a patent has been issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) covering its Oxycodone DETERx formulation.

Additionally, an application has been allowed for issuance as a new patent by the USPTO.

Both patents relate to Collegium’s Oxycodone DETERx formulation and contain claims that cover the company’s (more…)