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Oxycontin Abuse

Kathleen Miles

Shocking Prescription Drug Ring

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.19.2012 | Los Angeles

A federal grand jury has charged 16 defendants with running an Oxycontin trafficking operation in Southern California in a superseding indictment anno...

WATCH: How America Got Hooked On OxyContin

Posted 11.26.2012 | Health News

The highly addictive painkiller OxyContin is the top selling branded drug in its category, raking in over a billion dollars last year. HuffPost Live h...

A World of Hillbilly Heroin

Chris Hedges | Posted 10.21.2012 | Books
Chris Hedges

Drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in West Virginia, and the state leads the country in fatal drug overdoses. OxyContin -- nicknamed "hillbilly heroin" -- is king.

OxyContin Abuse Is Down, But Is Increasing Abuse Rates Of This Illicit Drug

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2012 | Crime

By Gene Emery July 11 (Reuters Health) - U.S. drug abusers may be more likely to turn to heroin now that they are finding it harder to...

Drug Trafficking & Medicare Fraud Collide In Landmark Case

Posted 12.17.2011 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Bernice Yeung As the country grapples with an explosion in prescription drug abuse, California ste...

The (Surprising) U.S. State On The Front Lines Of Rx Drug Abuse

Posted 06.21.2011 | Home

It was yet another pharmacy robbery in the small town of Sanford, Maine, where a woman claiming to have a gun said she would shoot if she didn't g...

White House Takes On America's Deadliest Drug Abuse Problem

AP | By CURT ANDERSON | Posted 06.20.2011 | Home

MIAMI -- The White House drug czar wants doctors, states and law enforcement working harder to stop America's deadliest drug-abuse problem: highly add...